Calderon

Leo Calderon

Director                 

calderon@nku.edu

Office:   Student Union 315
Phone:  (859) 572-5821
Fax:       (859) 572-1576 

bio

 

Leo Calderon has more than 29 years of experience at Northern Kentucky University. During his impressive tenure, he has held numerous leadership roles including his current position as Director of Latino Programs and Services. Calderon holds a Masters in Public Administration from NKU as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and an Associate of Arts in Psychology from Thomas More College. He has been contacted by major corporations, schools and non-profit organizations about how best to deal with the growing Latino population base within their own organization and community.

 

 

 

 

 

latino

Jasmin Arce

Latino Mentor Program Graduate Assistant  

 

arcej1@nku.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leyla Peña

Leyla Peña

Coordinator

penal1@nku.edu

Office:   Student Union 313
Phone:  (859) 572-6013
Fax:       (859) 572-1576

bio

 

Leyla Peña is the Coordinator for the office of Latino Programs and Services. In her role she develops and coordinates student programming, designs, implements and support retention initiatives for Latino students, plans and facilitates educational, social and cultural enrichment activities, and oversees the Latino Mentor Program (LAMP). Previously she worked in the Office of Admissions at NKU for 5 years. She became involved with the Greater Cincinnati Latino community while working as News Editor for La Jornada Latina (The Spanish Journal) from 2008-2011. Leyla earned her BA degree in International Studies and Political Science from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. She is currently pursuing a Masters at NKU in Integrative Studies. She is a native of the Dominican Republic and resides in Cincinnati with her husband Maximo and children; David (17) and Astrid (13). "Service is embedded in everything I do and I feel proud to serve and support Latino students and their families," Peña said. "I highly encourage Latino students to get involved with our office and take advantage of this platform as they pursue their college education."

 

 

 

 

latino

Francesca Phillis

Latino Programs and Services Student Worker

 

phillisf1@nku.edu