You can play a significant role in shaping the future of America's largest ethnic community by encouraging more Latino students to obtain a college education.

The Virginia Latino Higher Education Network (VALHEN) and Regent University's Center for Latino Leadership invite you to participate in the fourth Virginia Latino Higher Education Network Encuentro*: "Latinos in the Arts and Sciences: Past, Present and Future."

You will be joined by a select group of educators, scholars, administrators, and representatives of local, state and federal government for an intensive day and half of presentations and conversations on issues affecting education of the youngest and fastest growing ethnic minority in Virginia and in the nation.

You will also enjoy a special time of camaraderie and a chance to develop powerful connections.

*Learn more about VALHEN's previous Encuentro

VALHEN is the only state-wide, non-profit, 501(c) (3) organization serving as a networking structure to support, promote, and advocate for Latino success and advancement in higher education for the benefit and betterment of the Commonwealth of Virginia. VALHEN members—all volunteers—are a network of college and university faculty, staff, administrators, and community members.

Who should attend?

  • Academic affairs administrators, deans, department chairs and teaching faculty
  • Directors of recruitment and minority affairs
  • Professionals in virtually all campus activity/service areas, including admissions, student life, financial aid, personnel, alumni affairs and athletics
  • Representatives of state and national institutes, associations, agencies, commissions and foundations
  • Community members who work with the Latino population
  • Representatives of community-based agencies and organizations
  • Representatives from local, state and federal governments
  • Teachers, counselors and administrators in the K-12 system

For guests needing overnight accommodations:

  • we have secured a special event rate and complimentary airport shuttle service through the luxurious Founders Inn and Spa, conveniently located adjacent to the Regent University campus, and
  • for your information, we have provided a list of additional nearby accommodations.



October 11-12, 2012


Library Atrium
Regent University
1000 Regent University Dr.
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
View campus map. (Building 2)

Please register early!
Special Early Registration Fee available until September 30.

More Information:

To register directly:

For any additional information: or 571.449.1953

Dr. Marcela Chavan-Matviuk,
Chair of the 2012 Encuentro,