Lecture: Edward Delgado-Romero
"Serving the Latinx Community: The Journey of a First Generation College Student and Son of Immigrants," Edward Delgado-Romero, professor, Department of Counseling and Human Development Services, and associate dean for faculty and staff services in the College of Education.
In this talk, Delgado-Romero, a first generation son of Colombian immigrants, will talk about his journey at UGA where he is focused on working with Latinx community and extending the research, service and teaching mission of UGA for the mutual benefit of UGA students and the Latinx community. Delgado-Romero will talk about his 14 years spent at UGA building infrastructure for effective engagement with the Latinx community that includes research, creating Latinx focused courses and mentoring the next generation of UGA undergraduates and graduates, most of whom are bilingual and bicultural, to work with the Latinx community as researchers, teachers and therapists. He will talk about the need for UGA to embrace the growing Latinx population in Georgia by training UGA students to work effectively with Latinx people and by increasing the number of Latinx, bilingual and bicultural faculty, staff and students.
This event is hosted by the University Union.
Monday, October 14, 2019 at 7:00pm
Tate Student Center, Grand Hall
45 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30605