On Tuesday, September 20, Shippensburg University will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with guest speaker Pedro Rivera, president of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in CUB MPR – A at noon. Rivera will present “Shifting Landscape: Academic and Social Integration of LatinX Students.”

Rivera is a lifelong educator, as a practitioner and a leader, with a focus on ensuring equitable access and funding for education. In September 2014, Rivera was honored by the White House as a Champion of Change for his efforts to transform urban education with his holistic approach to student success. He also served as president of the board of directors for the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), and was a member of President Elect Joseph Biden’s educational transition team.