HOC/OHFS Send Letter to President Holbrook
By Ivonne García

The recent termination of former Physical Facilities Vice President Kenneth Moncayo, the university’s highest-ranking Hispanic/Latin@ official, spurred community leaders to send a letter of concern to President Karen Holbrook.

In the letter, Hispanic Oversight Committee (HOC) Chair José Castro and Organization of Hispanic Faculty and Staff (OHFS) Co-Chairs Ernesto Escoto and Raúl Herrera acknowledged the university’s “need for periodic reorganization” but questioned why “there was no attempt to take advantage of Mr. Moncayo’s experience and skills” in another position.

The letter praised Moncayo for his dedication to the Hispanic/Latin@ community, his work recruiting Latin@ staff, and for co-chairing the OHFS in the 2004-05 academic year, among other efforts. The Hispanic leaders expressed concern that Moncayo’s termination “undermines the University’s Diversity Action Plan to develop the most welcoming campus in the nation.”

“Attracting, developing, and retaining talented faculty and staff, including top ranking administrators, plays an important role in the successful recruitment of an academically gifted and culturally diverse student body, enriching the lives of all on campus, intellectually and culturally,” the letter said.


Winter 2006

Esquina de la Editora
Get Inspired, Become a Leader

By Thania Gaido


Do Something Special: Become a Leader
By Thania Gaido

Do Something Great Through Undergrad Research
By Yolanda Zepeda

Publish or Perish: A Graduate Student’s Guide to Surviving Research
By Cynthia Fraga

Two Deans’ Advice on Student Publishing
By Ivonne García

OSU Improves Latin@ Recruitment Efforts
By Qué Pasa Staff

Hispanic/Latin@ Faculty and Staff Celebrate Social
By Thania Gaido

Helping Young African-American and Latino Men Succeed
By Dennis Alexander and Ernesto Escoto

Your Academic Advisor: A Meaningful Relationship
By David L. Roy

Battelle: Ready to Innovate
By Christopher Brandon

What Do Employers Really Want?
By Dr. Ana C. Berríos-Allison

Forming the ‘Middle Snow Ball’
By Jamilaishia Nicholson

In Memoriam: Omar O. Barriga
By Qué Pasa Staff

Survey of Hispanic/Latin@s at OSU
By Qué Pasa Staff

HOC/OHFS Send Letter to President Holbrook
By Qué Pasa Staff


Snapshot of activities

Su Opinión
The Future of OSU’s Latin@ Graduate Recruitment

By Normando Cabán

Community Corner
Damas Latinas and Friends

By Ivonne García and Thania Gaido

Food Review
El Arepazo

By Qué Pasa Staff


Franz Gómez-Soto:
Mobilizing Against Poverty

By Thania Gaido

Dr. Megh R. Goyal:
OSU Proud

By Ivonne García

Anthony González:
A Student of Leadership

By Ivonne García

Luis Cañas:
Promoting Biological Control

By Mauricio Espinoza

Alejandra Acuña:
Helping Nursery Workers

By Mauricio Espinoza