President’s Message

Querida Hermanas,

Bienvenidos hermanas of the Latina Leadership Network (LLN) of the California Community Colleges. I would like to take this time to thank you for your love, support and dedication to our organization as we celebrate 30 years of sisterhood and leadership. I am humbled, honored and privileged to assume the role of President of LLN for the next two years. I have served on the executive board member since 2008 in various roles and I am deeply appreciative to all the past presidents that I have been able to serve under. Throughout my time with LLN many of the past presidents have exhibited great leadership skills, mentors, dedicated friends and my extended familia. I am inspired by their commitment and dedication to LLN and all of their achievements. I look forward to continuing the important work towards fulling the mission of LLN. Our new Executive Board is dedicated to developing new leadership trainings for faculty and staff, mentorship program, and webinar series to help promote Latina’s in higher education. On behalf of the LLN Executive Board, I invite and encourage any members that to share their thoughts, ideas and any changes for LLN that could contribute to the continuous growth of the organization.

During the next two years, LLN will continue to address topics that Latina’s encounter as students, faculty, staff and administrator in the California Community College system. With the support of the LLN Board we will work towards promoting education, advocacy for equitable representation for faculty and administration. We appreciate all the support we have received over the course of the 30 years, which have allowed us to have an Annual Conference where many of you began establishing networks and connections with fellow Latinas throughout the state. LLN has been awarded over $60,000 in student scholarships, over $30,000 in employee grants during its existence and hope to make many positive changes in the future to increase the number of students and employees that can be awarded and contribute to the future of Latina Leaders in California.

Please email me, dcornejo@fullcoll.edu, if you would like to share any ideas, thoughts or interest in collaborating with LLN.

Con Mucho Respecto, Amor y Cariño,

Dolores Cornejo, M.A. Ed.

Latina Leadership Network President