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  • Hispanic Institute

    Mission and Goals

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

    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.

    Leadership Development Program

    The Leadership Development Program is an intensive eight-week program that provides the necessary leadership tools to empower, expand and accelerate the influence of individuals from Hispanic and other cultures. The program places emphasis on confidence building, language skills and cultural competence. The curricula helps 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 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 Leadership Development Program at Hodges University.


    The Hispanic Institute at Hodges University is offering a free two-hour session each 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 and every Tuesday from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. on our Naples campus.

    For more information, please review our flyer or contact Adriana Buitrago, director of the Hispanic Institute, at abuitrago@hodges.edu.

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  • Contact the Hispanic Institute

    Adriana Buitrago
    Hispanic Institute
    2655 Northbrooke Drive
    Naples, FL 34119
    Phone: (239) 513-1122 x 6235
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    Hodges University is located in Southwest Florida, one of the most beautiful places in the United States to study.  We also have programs that are entirely online, so it is possible to earn a degree without traveling to campus.  

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