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Latino Alliance

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The Latino Alliance is a faculty and staff association with the purpose of creating a community and support network for all Latino/Hispanic faculty, staff, and students at the College of Southern Nevada.


The Latino Alliance meets once a month (in-person or virtually) to cultivate community, form relationships with one another, and coordinate opportunities that promote solidarity  and advocacy for and within Latinx communities.


Contact Us to get involved and/or join the Latino Alliance.

Meet the Board


Roberta Palomo imageGladis headshot image  
Roberta Palomo
Gladis Barrios
Roberta Palomo is a Coordinator 
at the  Henderson Campus for the
Nevada Promise Scholarship
program.  She  was born and 
raised in Southern California  and
moved to Las  Vegas in 2005 .
As a first-generation college 
student, she considers herself
to be a life-long learner and
is dedicated to creating 
opportunities of access to

Gladis is part of the Adult Career  
Education Services within the Division
of Workforce & Economic Development
Gladis was born in Zacatecas, Mexico but
has been living in Las Vegas since age
five. She enjoys helping others,
learning, hiking, walking her dogs, and
working out.

Student Resources

While the Latino Association is a faculty and staff committee, we are committed to providing resources and support for CSN Latinx students. The table below are resources to assist you in your journey.

CSN Student ResourcesScholarships, Grants and Financial AidGeneral Resources

If you need additional support, please Contact Us

Past Events

Latinx Heritage Month is the period to recognize the contributions of Latinx Americans to the United States and to celebrate Latinx heritage and culture. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988 on the approval of Public Law 100-402."September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. They all declared independence in 1821. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively."

Fact: "Hispanic" is a term that refers to native speakers of Spanish, or have Spanish-speaking ancestry, while "Latino" is more frequently used to refer generally to anyone of Latin American origin or ancestry. Similarly, "Latinx" and "Latine" have been used as more gender inclusive terms to refer to anyone of Latin American origin or ancestry.

For current Latinx Heritage Month event calendar listings, please visit: www.csn.edu/diversityevents 

The Latino Alliance is a faculty and staff committee supported and managed by the CSN Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.