Smith LOFT Charla
Join Smith and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation for a special Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) Charla on Monday, October 14th, from 6:30pm - 8pm at the Undergraduate Student Lounge in the Van Munching Hall, as we celebrate Latinx heritage and provide a platform to discuss Latinx experiences, perspectives and ideas.

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation's (LOFT) Charlas are interactive, locally organized, galvanizing platforms led by members of the community across the country to present, discuss or share personal experiences, ideas, actions and projects through a series of five-minute back to back presentations.

All are welcomed to attend and participation is encouraged! You can come in and listen or present to the group. Submit your presentation topic and RSVP!

Facilitated by Dr. Victor C. Mullins, Diversity Officer and Jose Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation.

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Questions? Contact Jeanette Snider at

Learn more about Jose Antonio Tijerino.

Tijerino is president and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation which focuses on education, workforce development, connectivity, innovative leadership and public awareness in addition to promoting cultural pride and accomplishment. Under Tijerino’s leadership, HHF has built a network of 100,000 vetted Latino talent (15-35-year-olds) and focused on the STEM fields, entrepreneurship, finance, media, and other priority areas for America. HHF works closely with Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and other nonprofits.

Prior to HHF, Tijerino worked at Fannie Mae Foundation, Nike, Burson-Marsteller and Cohn & Wolfe under the Young & Rubicam umbrella.

Tijerino has been honored with the prestigious Ohtli Award, which is the highest recognition by the Government of Mexico outside of Mexico; Lifetime Achievement Award by National PTA; Vision Award by Silicon Valley Latino Leadership; Brillante Award by National Society of Hispanic MBAs; Leadership Award from Telemundo; Army Strong civilian award by US Army; Community Service Award by Governor of Maryland; Cesar Chavez Award by National Hispanic Leadership Institute; and the Champion of Digital Equity Award by the Multi-Cultural Telecom & Internet Council (MMTC); among others. Tijerino serves on various boards including Harvard’s Latino Leadership Initiative at the Kennedy School; The Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP); University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business; PBS Sci-Girls; Nielsen’s Latino Advisory Counsel; America’s Promise Alliance; Latino Jewish Leadership Council; Ayuda; and Center for the History of the New America. Tijerino also founded The American Project with Notre Dame University to treat immigrants with dignity.

Tijerino’s blogs and media presence have made him a national voice on Latino issues and speaks on diversity and Latino issues from top companies, events, universities, US Congress and The White House. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland’s school of journalism and later was awarded a Doctorate of Humane Letters from The Chicago School.
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