The Latino Advisory Committee was established by the Illinois Community College Board in February 2009 to address issues facing Latinos in accessing educational opportunities through community colleges and adult education. ICCB staff support is provided by Dr. Karen Hunter Anderson, Executive Director, and Jennifer Foster, Deputy Director of Adult Education and Workforce Development and State GED Administrator.

Membership for 2015-2016

Yesenia (Yesi) Avalos, Morton College
Lulu Blacksmith, Waubonsee Community College
Tanya Cabrera, Illinois Institute of Technology
Victor Castillo, Richard J. Daley College
Jorge Chapa, University of Illinois
Linda Chapa LaVia, State Representative, District 83
Linda Davis, Oakton Community College
Sara Escatel, Illinois Valley Community College
Pete Almeida, Elgin Community College
Saraliz Jimenez, College of DuPage
Charles Larenas, Parkland College
Guadelupe Martinez, Instituto del Progreso Latino
Armando Mata, Truman College
Romelia Mercado, National Louis University
Abel Montoya, Illinois Student Assistance Committee
Luis Narvaez, Chicago Public Schools
Jorge Nieto, College of Lake County
Michelle Roman-Garcia, Joliet Junior College
Cynthia Soto, State Representative; 4th District
Richard Tapia, Illinois Board of Higher Education
Norman Ruano, St. Augustine College
Leyla Suleyman, Illinois Latino Family Commission
Kathy Westman, ICCFA, Waubonsee Community College
Loretta Canett-Bailes, Truman College
Silvia Villa, Illinois Welcoming Center
Magxima Wageman, Wilbur Wright College
Issaac Zuniga, Kennedy King College