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Welcome to the Latino Association of Faculty & Staff!

LAFS strives to celebrate and promote the Latino culture on our Campus and throughout our communities. The LAFS Mission is to celebrate and promote the Latino culture, which includes all of Latinoamerica from Mexico, to Central America, to South America to Greater Antilles; countries with a majority of their population speaking the Spanish language.

COVID-19 Updates

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, all LAFS events will be cancelled for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester. 

2020 Latino Graduate Recognition Updates

General Meetings - Mark your calendar! 

Fourth Wednesday of each month from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Kellogg 3010. Location may vary from month to month. 
For more information contact your LAFS Secretary, Celia Martinez at 

Meeting Dates and Locations:

  • September 25, 12PM, CRA 3701, Welcome Back Mixer
  • October 23, 12PM - 1PM, CRA 3701 (Cougar Welcome Center)
  • November 13, 11:30AM - 1PM in KELL 3010 (Friendsgiving Potluck)
  • December 11, 4:30PM - 6PM inCRA 3701 (Holiday Potluck)
  • January  22, 12PM- 1PM in KELL 3010 - President EllenNeufeldt will visit
  • February 19 - CANCELLED
  • March 25 - CANCELLED
  • April 22 - CANCELLED 

Coming up:

LAFS Executive Board Nominations for Vice President, Secretary & Treasurer!

Submit your nominations May 11 - May 18

*Only CSUSM Staff & Faculty are eligible to serve on the board

For more information, please contact Dr. Renzo Lara, LAFS Vice President at  


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Artwork by Dr. Carmen Nava

Artwork by Dr. Carmen Nava, Guelaguetza 2000

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