Executive Director, Cultural Engagement for the Hispanic Community Spanish, La Casita, Syracuse University
Tere Paniagua is the Executive Director of the Office of Cultural Engagement for the Hispanic Community at Syracuse University. She oversees the management and programming of two off-campus art centers: La Casita Cultural Center and Punto de Contacto-Point of Contact. Both SU-sponsored programs are co-curricular portals for cultural heritage research, media studies, Latin American visual and literary arts, and education programming connecting Hispanic communities on and off the SU campus. These programs engage over 200 students each year in programs that support credit-based internships, research and course-related activities, community service and/or volunteering. Tere is an alumna of the SI Newhouse School of Public Communications ('82), worked for 25 years as a writer and magazine editor in her native San Juan, Puerto Rico, and as a features correspondent in New York and Los Angeles. Since 2002, she has been Associate Editor of Point of Contact publications and served as Adjunct faculty at Syracuse University’s Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics (Spanish Program).