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LAKELAND, Fla. — Southeastern University (SEU) recently announced that Rev. Jeanette Salguero has been appointed as the executive director of the Carrión Hispanic Leadership Center. 

Salguero will serve as the pillar in the leadership of the Carrión Center, providing her voice and expertise in the resourcing and advancement of the center’s overall mission and strategic goals. 

“I am honored to be named the executive director of the Carrión Hispanic Leadership Center,” remarked Rev. Salguero. “I am committed to serving Christ, empowering the Latino community and working in creative ways to serve the local church.”

In addition, SEU named Rev. Dr. Gabriel Salguero as the distinguished fellow for the Carrión Center. In this role, Dr. Salguero will lead the development and management of the center’s educational programs and contribute his efforts to the achievement of enrollment goals.  

The Salgueros currently serve as pastors at The Gathering Place, a Latino-led multi-ethnic Assemblies of God congregation in Orlando, Fla. Gabriel is the founder and president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition (NaLEC), and Jeanette serves as the coalition’s vice president. 

Jeanette is an advocate for issues related to immigration, education and health, and is a powerful voice on issues that affect Latino communities in the United States. She has provided consulting for governmental agencies such as the Department of Health & Human Services, the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services as well as the American Psychological Association.  

Gabriel is the former director of the Hispanic Leadership Program and the Institute for Faith and Public Life at Princeton Theological Seminary. He has been named as one of the nation’s most prominent Latino evangelical leaders by the New York Times, Huffington Post, the New York Observer, the Center for American Progress and others.

This release is also available on the SEU blog here.

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