Loras Women’s Leadership Alliance Partners with LULAC to Host “Mujeres Unidas: United Women” September 23

DUBUQUE, Iowa – The Loras College Women’s Leadership Alliance (LWLA) and the Loras chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) will host alumna, Diana (Pena Clavijo) Miller (’09) as part of “Mujeres Unidas: United Women” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, September 23 on the third floor of the Miller Academic Resource Center.

Diana (Pena Clavijo) Miller (’09)

Originally from Bogota, Colombia, Miller will share her journey to Dubuque, Iowa, and her experiences as a Latina student on the Loras College campus. She will also be joined by current Loras students and LULAC members who will also be sharing their stories.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with LULAC and bringing Diana back to campus,” Cayla Schneider, director of development, said. “The LWLA hosts events where people can come together, show support and hopefully learn a little something, too.”

Miller graduated from Loras College with majors in finance and international studies and a minor in politics before earning her master’s in business administration from Clarke University in 2013. Miller is currently a senior marketing manager at Kunkel & Associates. She and her husband, Andy, live in Bellevue with their two daughters, Daniela and Lucia.

The Loras Women’s Leadership Alliance launched in 2017 with its mission to create educational opportunities and sessions for dialogue as they pertain to leadership growth. One of the group’s goals is to engage women on the Loras College campus and in alumni communities, connecting or reconnecting them with the College. It was awarded its third recipient this fall. The Women’s Leadership Alliance is guided by a volunteer board of alumni, faculty and staff.

The Loras LULAC chapter received its charter in 2019. Its mission is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans.

A short social gathering will precede the presentation and discussion.

For more information on the Women’s Leadership Alliance, contact Schneider at Cayla.schneider@loras.edu or 563.588.7328.

Click on this link to register for the event. Registration will close on Tuesday, September 21.

About Loras College
Founded in 1839, Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2020, Loras was ranked the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the fourth consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 12th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).