Chicano/ Latino Council

Nuestra Historia

The Chicano/ Latino Council has been a Chico State affinity group comprised of Latinx staff, faculty, and administrators since 1993. Founding member Chela Patterson, and recent executive board members, Vince Ornealas, and Marina Lomeli-Fox have donated their CLC records to CSUC Meriam Library Special Collections and University Archives(opens in new window) to be kept in the CSUC historical records. The following materials are just a few records from that foundational year, 1993.

In 2004, CLC leadership authored a document in response to the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation process. CLC executive board members presented the paper to President Zingg in 2004, outlining their concerns about Hispanic/ Latino student enrollment, retention as it relates to faculty and students of color, creating an inclusive curriculum, and funding of diversity initiatives. In this document, CLC leadership declared "NO CONFIDENCE in the interest, willingness, and or ability of the campus administration to satisfactorily address the embedded issues problems and concerns.(opens in new window)