Job Title: Assistant Director of Centro Hispano at the University of North Carolina Wilmington
Assistant Director of Centro Hispano at the University of North Carolina Wilmington
Angel Garcia is the Assistant Director of Centro Hispano at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. A native of Managua, Nicaragua, Angel started his higher education journey as a first-generation student at Hillsborough Community College in Florida. He later enrolled at Florida International University, where he double majored in humanities and philosophy. While at FIU, Garcia discovered his passion for student development and education. He received his master’s degree in student affairs with a concentration in conflict analysis and resolution from Nova Southeastern University. Angel spent seven years at Georgetown University working in residence life, academic advising, college access and success. During that time, his interactions with Latinx students were by-chance meetings. As the new assistant director of Centro Hispano, Garcia plays a vital, direct role in Latinx students’ Seahawk experience. He also serves as the director of MI CASA, a program that helps Latinx high school students access higher education by pairing them with UNCW mentors. Garcia hopes to expand resources to UNCW’s Latinx community by establishing a Latinx alumni board for UNCW students, an alumni board for the MI CASA mentoring program, and securing more financial support for the MI CASA program.