On October 9, Education Support Specialist Rommel Aguilar-Cardenas and Advising Specialist Amy Zuaso presented at the Virginia Latino Higher Education Network Conference held at James Madison University (JMU).
The presentation focused on cultural competence and included a panel of three JMU students who are also members of the Latino Student Alliance. The panelists shared their experiences and perspectives and discussed college recruitment, involvement and retention. They also provided suggestions on how JMU can improve its cultural competence.
Aguilar-Cardenas and Zuaso concluded their presentation by emphasizing the importance of being culturally competent in higher education to be successful in working with diverse student populations.