Barry Law School Dean Leticia Diaz nominated for Hispanic Women Award
Feb 04, 2008
Contact: Jeremy Jones
Barry Law School Dean Leticia Diaz nominated by ImpreMedia Company for Hispanic Women Who Make the Difference Award
Orlando, Fla. – ImpreMedia Company, which owns the popular Hispanic newspaper LaPrensa, has nominated Barry University School of Law Dean Leticia Diaz for its Hispanic Women Who Make the Difference Award. Diaz’s nomination is in the category of “Outstanding 2008 Hispanic Female in the Legal Field.” Winners will be announced March 22 at LaPrensa’s first-ever Hispanic Women Awards Luncheon at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando.
A minority herself, Diaz reflects the many diverse faces and cultures that make up Barry University. With the help of her leadership, Barry has continuously been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top southern schools for student diversity. Diaz has been instrumental in the lives of Hispanic students at Barry as the advisor to the Hispanic American Law Student Association (HALSA), a group she helped form in 1995 and has advised ever since. HALSA is one of the law school’s most active clubs, and has been involved in multiple pro bono community activities and has collaborated with the Hispanic Bar Association.
“I am honored to be nominated for this award. It underscores the progress that Hispanic women have made and continue to make in the professional arena,” said Diaz. “To be recognized as a minority woman striving to make a difference is truly humbling and fulfilling.”
Under Diaz’s guidance, the Law School is continuing its mission of providing the best legal education to tomorrow's lawyers. In less than a year after her appointment as dean, the Law School reached milestones like never before: having the largest first-year class in the school's history and Law School graduates scoring the highest first-time Bar passage rate in the school's history.
The Hispanic Women Awards Luncheon is being sponsored by LaPrensa as part of Women’s History Month. The luncheon recognizes the outstanding contributions of Hispanic women in the Central Florida area in their respective fields and their active involvement in the Hispanic community.