Anita Verdugo Tarango
serves as Director of Outreach and Advisor to the Senior Vice President of Educational Outreach & Student Services at ASU. In this role, she works with Access ASU initiatives which prepare Arizona students to enroll and succeed at ASU. She also works on special projects for the Senior Vice President who oversees outreach and student affairs across the university. Her previous positions at ASU include working with the Community Service Program, Educational Opportunity Center, and the College of Education. Prior to ASU, she worked in the marketing and social services fields.
On campus, Anita serves on the executive board of the Chicano/ Latino Faculty and Staff Association. She is also a mentor for Obama Scholars and AGUILA Youth Leadership Institute students as well as a mentor to ASU staff via the Commission on the Status of Women Mentoring Program. She received the CLFSA Dr. Christine Marin Staff Award in 2009. A native of Tempe, Anita has a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame and a Master's in Public Administration from ASU.
Lisa Magaña is an Associate Professor in the School of Transborder Studies. She has published in the area of immigration and Latino public policy issues, such as in the Harvard Hispanic Policy Journal, the Journal of Policy Studies and the Journal of Social Psychology. She is the author of thebooks, Straddling the Border (University of Texas Press) and The Politics of Diversity (University of Arizona Press) and co-editor with Erik Lee, “Latino Politics and Arizona's Immigration Law SB 1070” (Springer Press). She is currently working on two other manuscripts and “From A to Z, Latino Politics and Immigration in Arizona (Advanced Contract University of Texas Press) as well as an immigration textbok for Kendall Hunt. She has aslo published various articles and chapters. Dr. Magaña has been a research associate at the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute and visiting Lecturer and Assistant Professor at Pitzer College, UCLA and Williams College. She has been interviewed on NPR, BBC, PBS, Associated Press and MSNBC.