Hispanic Institute

Mission and Goals

The Mission of the Hispanic Institute at Hodges University is to strengthen the awareness, understanding and impact of Hispanic cultures.

Goals of the Hispanic Institute:
  • Enhance university and community awareness of the role of the Hispanic Institute.
  • Sensitize employees to Hispanic cultures to better facilitate service and teaching and learning.
  • Identify and find solutions to the needs of Hispanics within the university and the community.
  • Create national and international partnerships with educational institutions and organizations.

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Multicultural Leadership Program

This program is an intensive seven-week program that provides the necessary leadership tools to empower, expand, and accelerate the influence of individuals from Hispanic and other cultures. The program will place emphasis on confidence building, language skills and cultural competence. The curricula will help students focus on their strengths and opportunities in order to achieve professional growth.

The program is designed for middle managers of organizations to gain additional leadership skills. Participants will learn more about their own leadership styles and brand, skills to use in the workplace, and more about the region in which we live and work. Learn more and apply for the Multicultural Leadership Program at Hodges University.


The Hispanic Institute at Hodges University is offering free 2-hour sessions a week to provide adult learners an opportunity to practice speaking Spanish with native speaking facilitators. Topics include everyday situations, current events, and cultural areas. Please note, participants must know some Spanish.

Sessions are currently offered every Monday from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. on our Fort Myers Campus. Beginning October 13, 2015, sessions will also be offered every Tuesday from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. on our Naples Campus.

Please review our flyer or contact Adriana Buitrago, Director of the Hispanic Institute abuitrago@hodges.edu for more information.

Bachelor of Science in Management

The Management Program is designed to provide students with a well-rounded background in the management discipline and is delivered in a fast-paced environment.

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