PROFILE: Amanda Vargas
SYLVANIA, OH, Sept. 20,
2021: Lourdes University student and Chicago native
Amanda Vargas has become an impactful leader during her time
at Lourdes University. Active on campus, Amanda now serves as
President of the Latinx Student Union (LSU).
Under her leadership, LSU
has been involved in numerous events/projects including: the
Toledo Public Schools Hispanic College and Career Readiness
Summit offered at Lourdes on October 13, 2021, the 2021
Latino/a Scholarship Day at Fifth Third Field (held this
year on Sept. 16, 2021), and Día de Los Muertos.
Last year, Amanda worked
with Dr. Angela Dunn on the Hispanic Heritage book drive
through Toledo Public Schools to benefit the Escuela Academy.
In addition to her studies
and involvement on campus, Amanda is part of the Admissions and
Enrollment team, assisting the Vice President and Dean of
Students in securing and promoting Latinx/Hispanic Speakers,
presenters, and educational forums. In 2020, Amanda successfully
completed the Hispanic Leadership Institute training offered by
the Northwest Ohio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.