6 Texas Tech Professor to Host Panel on Latinos in US Sports

Texas Tech University Professor and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Jorge Iber will discuss the issues confronting Latinos who participate in U.S. sports.

Written by Jaryn Jones

WHAT:A panel to discuss both the historical and current role of Latinos in U.S. sports

WHEN:           7 p.m. May 4

WHERE:         Matador Room at the Student Union Building

EVENT:          Texas Tech University Professor and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Jorge Iber will discuss the issues confronting Latinos who participate in U.S. sports.

Iber, who co-authored the book, “Latinos in U.S. Sport: A History of Isolation, Cultural Identity, and Acceptance,” will be joined by three other experts for the panel discussion.

  • Irma Garcia: athletic director at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York, and the first Latina to serve as an athletic director at a United States-based college or university
  • Steve Wilson: adjunct instructor at Portland State University and author of “The Boys From Little Mexico,” a book about immigrants and high school soccer in Oregon
  • Maria Buns-Ortiz: a writer for ESPN News and Fox News Latino who specializes in stories on Latinos in sports

CONTACT: Jorge Iber, professor and associate dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3833, or jorge.iber@ttu.edu