LEADERSHIP TEAM

Current Officers (2020-2021)

President

Emory University

bernardfraga@emory.edu


The duties of the President shall be to preside at all meetings of the Latino Caucus and of the Executive Board and to perform the duties usually devolving upon the presiding officer.

Vice President

University of Washington

sophiajw[at]uw[dot]edu


​The Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President in the absence of the President. It shall be the duty of the Vice-President to oversee the planning and organization of Latino Caucus panels and activities at the APSA and WPSA meetings. ​​

Secretary

Portland State University

mar36@pdx.edu


​The Secretary shall keep a full and accurate record of the proceedings of all the activities of the Caucus, shall prepare and provide file copies of minutes of all meetings to membership, and shall conduct correspondence and fulfill such other duties as the Executive Board shall specify.

Treasurer

Cornell University

garcia.rios@cornell.edu


​The Treasurer will assume responsibility for all Latino Caucus financial records and other duties of a treasurer, including the collection of annual dues, and fulfill such other duties as the Executive Board shall specify.

Comm. Director

San Francisco State University

mgcs@sfsu.edu


​The Communication Director is responsible for updating the Latino Caucus website, communicating with the Executive Board to coordinate digital updates, and communicating to the membership via Twitter and the Listserv.

PAST Caucus Officers

2021-2022

President - Jeronimo Cortina (University of Houston)

Vice-President - Jeronimo Cortina (University of Houston)

Secretary - Ivy Cargile (California State University, Bakersfield)

Treasurer - Jason Casellas (University of Houston)

Communications Director - Julia Marin Hellwege (University of South Dakota)


2020-2021

President - Marcela García-Castañon (San Francisco State University)

Vice-President - Jeronimo Cortina (University of Houston)

Secretary - Ivy Cargile (California State University, Bakersfield)

Treasurer - Jason Casellas (University of Houston)

Communications Director - Julia Marin Hellwege (University of South Dakota)


2019-2020

President - Francisco Pedraza (University of California, Riverside)

Vice-President - Marcela García-Castañon (San Francisco State University)

Secretary - Ivy Cargile (California State University, Bakersfield)

Treasurer - Jason Casellas (University of Houston)

Webmaster - Julia Marin Hellwege (University of South Dakota)


2018-2019

President - Melissa Michelson (Menlo College)

Vice-President - Francisco Pedraza (University of California, Riverside)

Secretary - Ivy Cargile (California State University, Bakersfield)

Treasurer - Jason Casellas (University of Houston)

Webmaster - Julia Marin Hellwege (University of South Dakota)


2017-2018

President - Valerie Martinez-Ebers (University of North Texas)

Vice-President - Melissa Michelson (Menlo College)

Secretary - Ivy Cargile (California State University, Bakersfield)

Treasurer - Jason Casellas (University of Houston)

Webmaster - Julia Marin Hellwege (University of South Dakota)


2016-2017

President - Mario Guerrero (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona)

Vice-President - Valerie Martinez-Ebers (University of North Texas)

Secretary - Linda Alvarez (California State University, Northridge)

Treasurer - Jason Casellas (University of Houston)

Webmaster - Andrea Silva (University of North Texas)


2015-2016

President - Edwina Barvosa (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Vice-President - Mario Guerrero (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona)


2014-2015

President - Jason Casellas (University of Houston)

Vice-President - Edwina Barvosa (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Secretary - Olivia Garcia (University of Texas, El Paso)

Treasurer - Alfonso Gonzales (Lehman College)


2013-2014

President - Jessica Lavariega-Monforti (The University of Texas-Pan American)

Vice-President - Edwina Barvosa (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Secretary - Alfonso Gonzales (Lehman College)

Treasurer - Melissa Michelson (Menlo College)


2012-2013

President - Christina Beltrán (New York University)

Treasurer - Matt Barreto (University of Washington)

Becoming an officer

Officer elections are held at the Latino Caucus Business Meeting at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association. A nominating committee may solicit nominations for officers up to 2 weeks before the scheduled date of the meeting. Active members (those current with dues) are invited to run for officer positions. Terms begin and end at the APSA business meeting of the year elected. Contact the current president if you would like more information about running for an office in an upcoming academic year.