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Hispanic Cultural Center Staff

Louise Mitchell

Louise F. Mitchell, HCC Coordinator

Louise Mitchell graduated from Austin Peay State University with her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and minors in Mathematics and Spanish. She continued at APSU and received her master’s degree in Communications. Louise’s interests include reading classical literature, listening to music, playing with her two toddlers and volunteering for her national sorority. 


Miguel Ruiz 

Dr. Ruiz-Avilés, Cultural Director

Dr. Ruiz-Avilés has been the Cultural Director of the Hispanic Cultural Center since it first opened back in 2005. He is also a Professor of Hispanic Literature, History, and Language. He holds a PhD in Hispanic Literature from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is also the Coordinator of the Study Abroad Program in Spain. His personal interests include Hispanic literature, cinema, and travel.


Stephanie Baxter-Quijas, Graduate Teaching Assistant

 Student Worker Staff

Gloria Jimenez 

Christopher Johnson

Claire Layne

Hailey Lynch 

Calan McManus

Tosca Reis

Paco Velasco