Dr. Juan R. "Varadero” Guardia, Director of the Center for Multicultural Affairs and Adjunct Faculty in the Higher Education Program at the Florida State University has been selected as a Chairman of the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations.
The new Chairman was selected by national representatives from the 19 NALFO member Latino/a fraternities and sororities at the annual business meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.
Prior to his election Dr. Guardia had served as NALFO's Vice Chairman. The current term for NALFO Chair will last for two years till 2013.
Dr Guardia expressed his gratitude over Twitter after his election: "I am humbled to be elected as NALFO Chair for the 2011-2013 term. I look forward to working & serving all 19 member organizations."
The National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations, Inc. (NALFO) was established in 1998 to promote the advancement of Latino/a fraternities and sororities. Today NALFO networks with 19 member Latino/a fraternities and sororities that are bound by a shared commitment to fraternal unity and the values that Latino/a fraternal life entails.
The purpose of NALFO is to promote and foster positive interfraternal relations, communication, and development of all Latino/a Fraternal organizations through mutual respect, leadership, honesty, professionalism and education.
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