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Hispanic & Latino Employee Association


The mission of The Association is to promote greater involvement and representation of Hispanic and Latino employees and students at Old Dominion University; to advocate issues of Hispanic and Latino employees, including but not limited to their recruitment and their retention; to enhance the status and opportunities of Hispanic and Latino employees; and to provide networking opportunities and a forum for Hispanic and Latino issues.


The Hispanic and Latino Employee Association (HLEA) was established January 2010 to support the needs and interests of Hispanic and Latino employees at Old Dominion University. The Association shall promote the concerns of the University's Hispanic and Latino employees and serve as a voice for Hispanic and Latino employees and students. The Association shall support the mission and integrity of Old Dominion University (ODU).


  • Monitor/enhance the recruitment and retention of Hispanic and Latino employees.
  • Enhance the recruitment of prospective Hispanic and Latino students and the retention of Hispanic and Latino students attending Old Dominion University.
  • Cultivate a sense of community among campus Hispanic and Latino employees.
  • Serve as an advocate for Hispanic and Latino employees.
  • Provide opportunities for social and professional networking.
  • Provide a forum for Hispanic and Latino employees to communicate as a unified voice.
  • Strengthen communication and collaboration with various campus groups with similar goals and objectives.
  • Support outreach initiatives as determined by The Association.

General Meetings

HLEA members voted to change meetings to:

Third Wednesdays - 11 a.m. to Noon

See Calendar of Events

Fall 2022

  • September 22 *
  • October 19
  • November 16
  • December Social is TBD

* (From 12:30-1:30 p.m. this date only)

Spring 2023

  • January 19
  • February 16
  • March 16
  • April 20
  • May End of Year Social TBD

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