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Puerto Rico, Puerto Ricans PRSA Welcome

10:30-10:45 a.m.         Welcome

William Vélez, President of the Puerto Rican Studies Association, and Professor Emeritus of Sociology, College of Letters and Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (WI)

José Luis Cruz, President of the Herbert H. Lehman College, City University of New York (NY)

Sen. Gustavo Rivera, SD33, New York State Senate (NY)

Masters of Ceremony

Carlos Vargas-Ramos, Research Associate at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, City University of New York (NY)

Charles R. Venator-Santiago, Associate Professor, Political Science and El Instituto: Institute for Latino/a, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies, University of Connecticut (CT)