Press Release: Dear Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan Stakeholders,
Dr. Felipe Lopez Sustaita, Executive Director of the Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan (HLCOM), has announced he accepted a position at Lansing Community College. His last day with the commission will be May 14, 2021. Felipe has led the HLCOM for almost five years, since July of 2016.
While serving as Executive Director of the HLCOM, Felipe founded the Statewide Hispanic/Latino College Graduation Ceremony and worked with the commission to award approximately 100 scholarships to college and university students across the state. Felipe also drove over 50,000 miles to conduct community outreach and recently played an active role in ensuring that the Hispanic/Latino community has access to COVID-19 vaccines.
Felipe said that it has been an honor and privilege to serve in this role. He went on to say that the best part of the job was all the people he had the opportunity to meet across the state and the chance to cultivate the young professionals who he worked with: Daniel Carreon-Camberos, Jose Luis Mendez, Ana Manzano, Clarissa Mezquitic, Janet Ibarra and Dr. Patrica Jaimes.
Felipe will be starting his new role as Associate Dean of Student Support at Lansing Community College on May 17, 2021. In his role he will be leading seven departments which include Adult Resource Center, the Center for Student Access, Counseling, Veteran and Military Affairs Department, Fostering Stars, Office of Student Compliance and Global Student Services.
We thank Felipe for his invaluable service to the statewide Hispanic/Latino community and look forward to seeing the impact of his continued work at Lansing Community College.
Hispanic Latino Commission of Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/hlcom/