NHCLC Expands Role for Dr. Carlos Campo
Campo to Lead Education Initiatives, Continues as Chair of the Alliance for Hispanic Education
SACRAMENTO, April 30, 2014 – The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC), regarded as the leading voice for the 16-million-strong Hispanic American Evangelical Christian community, is pleased to announce that Dr. Carlos Campo is stepping into an expanded leadership role, overseeing all education initiatives for the NHCLC. Dr. Campo, who will continue to serve as Chair of the Alliance for Hispanic Education, has partnered with the NHCLC to host an annual Hispanic Education Summit since 2010. His expanded role will allow Dr. Campo to lead the NHCLC’s education initiatives to benefit its members and the Hispanic Christian community. “Dr. Carlos Campo brings tremendous experience, integrity and leadership to his new role in guiding the NHCLC’s education initiatives,” comments Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President of the NHCLC. “Dr. Campo’s increased involvement will expand our impact and broaden the reach of our mission. I’m personally delighted to work alongside Dr. Campo to help Latino Evangelicals pursue educational equity and biblical justice.” Dr. Campo will provide guidance for the NHCLC’s education projects and will represent the NHCLC on education matters via media interviews and articles. The NHCLC’s 2014 education projects include focus in three areas:
- · The Hispanic Education Summit, which will be hosted this fall by Vanguard University, which invites Latino church leaders and educators to discuss the recruitment and retention of Hispanic students in Christian higher education, how to finance a Christian college education, how to develop culturally relevant curricula, as well as recruiting the right faculty and leadership. In addition, this is an excellent opportunity to meet other leaders in Christian higher education who are working toward similar goals, and sharing best practices.
- · The Raising the Standards project, which advocates for rigorous education standards alongside Former Governors Jeb Bush and Mike Huckabee who have endorsed the Common Core State Standards
- · The Faith & Education Coalition will launch this summer to help draw public and media attention to a broad base of Evangelicals who are committed to improving educational equity
“It has been a privilege to work closely with the National Hispanic Leadership Conference over the last four years,” says Dr. Campo, “and I am honored to expand my role as we work to help ensure the educational success of Hispanic evangelical students across our nation. We believe that the Project FE initiative will highlight the critical intersection of faith and education for Hispanic families, as we develop and share valuable resources designed to better prepare Hispanic students for educational success, challenge Hispanic churches to elevate the place of education in their congregations’ discourse, and bridge the achievement gap as we ‘love the Lord our God with all our minds.’ We also hope to expand our network of educational partners, and clarify the needs of the Hispanic community to educational leaders in the U.S.” The NHCLC is the largest Hispanic Christian organization representing millions of Evangelicals and more than 40,118 U.S. Churches. Seeking to reconcile evangelist Billy Graham’s message of salvation with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s march of prophetic activism, the NHCLC emphasizes “7 Directives” of Life, Family, Compassionate Evangelism, Stewardship, Justice, Education and Youth. For additional information, visit www.nhclc.org