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Center for Latino Studies

Interim Director for the 
Center for Latino Studies

Albert DeJesus-Rivera​

CLS Assistant Director 
Anthony Ramirez

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​Center for Latino Studies

The Center for Latino Studies is an inclusive community of​ faculty, staff, students, and community partners who are committed to empowering all students in their quest for academic and professional success. We take pride in the vibrant diversity of our student body and our local community. The Center for Latino Studies advances the University of Houston-Downtown’s institutional mission to be an inclusive university of choice for Houstonians seeking to contribute to the social, intellectual, and cultural lives of their communities.

Mission Statemen​t

The Center for Latino Studies (CLS) is an academic center open to all for scholarly inquiry​ and teaching development that promotes and nurtures scholarship, creative work, and community engagement opportunities with a particular focus on the Latino communities in Houston, the United States, and abroad.