Latino Faculty Initiative

“I want to express my appreciation for the historic contributions made by Latino faculty throughout CUNY to the intellectual life and social well-being of CUNY.” >>

Program Description

Established in Fall 2006, the CUNY Latino Faculty Initiative seeks to link qualified Latino(a) candidates to faculty positions within CUNY. To this end, the Project will engage in outreach and recruitment, and work with CUNY colleges to advance their faculty’s diversity. >>


A Message from Chancellor Goldstein

"The City University of New York is enormously proud of the vitality and quality of its faculty and welcomes the broadest array of candidates for positions at all of the University's colleges and professional schools. As we endeavor to continue to advance our great university system — the leading urban university in America >>

A Message from the Director

Arlene Torres"Welcome to the Chancellor’s Latino Faculty Initiative at the City University of New York. Since it’s inception, LFI has sought to promote excellence via the recruitment and retention of a diverse cohort of faculty. We have successfully attracted faculty in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and STEM fields throughout CUNY. >>


Faculty HIGHLIGHTS

Current work of scholars recruited through or associated with the CUNY Latino Faculty Initiative >>

LFI Today

Dr. Arlene Torres Heads the Latino Faculty initiative at CUNY

current projects

  • 2013-2014 Diversity Projects Development Fund
  • NBC Education Nation Summit
  • The State of Latino Studies at Medgar Evers College & CUNY
  • 2013 Puerto Rican Studies Association Biennial Symposium
  • Race and Ethnic Inequality in “Post-Racial America”
  • The LFI Director in the News
  • The Job Market and Careers in Higher Education
  • 2013 CUNY Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Conference

Contact Us

For additional information regarding the CUNY Latino Faculty Initiative please contact the Director: arlene.torres@hunter.cuny.edu