Dean Diaz Awarded 2021 National Latino Leader Award


Aug 11, 2021. 2 min read

Law Dean Diaz Awarded 2021 National Latino Leader Award

Congratulations to Barry Law Dean Leticia M. Diaz for being selected as a 2021 National Latino Leader awardee by the Council for Latino Workplace Equity (CLWE), an initiative under the National Diversity Council.

Diaz will receive her award as part of the 6th Annual National Latino Leadership Conference from September 14-15 via Zoom. This year's theme is "The Rise, Power, and Influence of Latino Leaders."

"I am honored for the recognition and to be alongside such an impressive group of awardees," said Diaz, who is the first Cuban-American female to hold the position of dean at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States.

"Latino leaders have contributed so much to the backbone of our great nation; it is wonderful their accomplishments are celebrated at this event," said Diaz. 

According to the organization, this year's National Latino Leaders list highlights individuals who have achieved success in their careers while paving the way for other Latinos to advance in the corporate arena. These individuals contribute to creating and promoting a culture where Latino talent is supported and leveraged for organizational success. In addition, they demonstrate leadership excellence and high visibility in the Latino community and maintain a record of professional accomplishments.

Earlier this year, Dean Diaz received the Spirit of Engagement award for her work diversifying the student body and the faculty and staff at the law school. 

Diaz is one of Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law's founding faculty and was appointed dean in 2007. During her tenure as dean, the law school has featured nationally recognized Moot Court and Trial Team programs, a growing faculty, and a multi-million dollar expansion of its campus with two new buildings. 

Under Diaz's leadership, Barry Law School's minority student enrollment has increased substantially. In addition, several national publications have recognized the law school for diversity, including preLaw Magazine, which recently awarded the law school an A+ ranking in diversity in the Winter 2021 issue and identified the law school as one of the "Most Diverse Law Schools."

To see the full list of the 2021 National Latino Leaders awardees, please visit:

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