Connecticut Association of Latinos in Higher Education


To promote the representation of Latinos/Latinas at the policy level.


To promote and facilitate access of Latinos/Latinas in Connecticut Higher Education.


To promote and facilitate the participation of Latino communities in higher education throughout CT.

CALAHE Scholarship

CALAHE is delighted to be able to offer scholarship opportunities to incoming freshman students and college undergraduates. We hope that we will be able to assist you in defraying some of your college costs. Please review the scholarship eligibility criteria carefully to see if you qualify. 

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Upcoming Events

2021 John Soto CALAHE Scholars Golf Classic

The 2021 John Soto CALAHE Scholars Golf Classic was on
Friday, September 17, 2021. Thank you so much to all of our sponsors!

Our next Golf Classic will be scheduled for September 2022. Date to be announced soon. 

Wondering how you can assist us in raising funds for our student's scholarships?  Feel free to donate a raffle item or money towards the scholarship funds!
For more information email us at [email protected]

Interested in participating in sponsorship levels, submitting a business ad (business card, half or full page) or for more information, find our event's brochure here

Upcoming Events

Check out our upcoming events this semester! 





Café con Leche Speaker Series:
How to Create Wealth & a Secure Retirement

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News & Announcements

Welcome from Our President

I am honored to serve as the new President and I hope you will join me in the work ahead, as we strive to make CALAHE the strongest advocate for our disciplines, our professions in higher education and more importantly, our students. 

On behalf of the organization, we are extremely excited to execute new ideas and events along with our traditional ones such as the Annual Meeting, Student Conference and the John Soto/CALAHE Scholarship Golf Classic. 

I look forward to meeting and seeing everyone in person again (hopefully one day very soon). But in the meantime, please stay well and healthy. 

Cuídense (Take Care),
Dr. Christina Irizarry

Congratulations, Secretary Cardona! 

On behalf of CALAHE, we would like to send a huge congratulations to Dr. Miguel Cardona for his new role as the U.S. Secretary of Education.  He is a proud graduate of Central Connecticut State University and the University of Connecticut. As a longtime member of CALAHE, we could not be more proud and happy for him. 

Congratulation, Secretary Cardona! 

John Soto CALAHE Golf Scholars Classic

The 2021 John Soto CALAHE Scholars Golf Classic is scheduled for Friday, September 17, 2021. The tournament will be hosted at the Tunxis Country Club in Farmington, Connecticut. 

Congratulations to
Dr. Jason Irizarry at UConn! 

On behalf of CALAHE, we would like to  congratulate Dr. Jason Irizarry for being announced as UConn Neag School of Education's first-ever Latino dean! Check out the UConn Today article for more details! Again, congratulations Dean Irizarry! 

In Loving Memory of Domingo Arias Muñoz

We would like to extend our condolences to Arias' family for the passing  of CALAHE Past President, Domingo Arias Muñoz.

Please find his obituary below:
Domingo Alfredo Arias Muñoz passed away Sept. 2, 2021. He was born in Chile and immigrated to the United States in 1977.

While in Chile he pursued a career in Academia and was dedicated to fighting for social justice issues as a civil rights leader. He retired from CCSU (Central Connecticut State University) as a college administrator with Emeritus Status. For over 40 years he worked in social services and higher education. During that time he assisted families in need and helped students acquire jobs. One of his greatest accomplishments was being the past President of CALAHE (Connecticut Association of Latinos in Higher Education) as well as being the creator and co-founder of CLAS (Congress of Latin American Students) which remains active to date.

Domingo enjoyed reading, writing, traveling, fishing, golfing, and gardening, but what he cherished the most was his time with his family members located in Chile, Connecticut, and Florida. He is survived by his loving wife, Monica Tatiana Arias, his daughters Tatiana Arias O’Connor and Claudia Arias-Cirinna. His son-in-laws: Philip O’Connor and David Cirinna. He was predeceased by his daughter Monica Arias-Farfan. He is the beloved grandfather (Tata) to: Fernando, Francisco, Rory, Fiorella, Sofia, and Rocco. He also loved his furry grandsons Teddy and Charlie.

He was a warrior, hero, protector, and mentor. A man with character and principle. His love and passion for his family and community were unprecedented. He was courageous and brave and believed that the world could be better if action was taken. Never needed praise nor acknowledgment for the good deeds he performed. A private ceremony and viewing with immediate family will take place at Branam Funeral Home Memorial Plan, 809 North Krome Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made for the establishment of the Domingo Arias Memorial Scholarship Fund. All donations can be made to CALAHE and sent to C/O Myrna Garcia Bowen, CCSU – 1615 Stanley Street, Willard-DiLoreto, Suite D311, New Britain, Connecticut, 06050.

Domingo Alfredo Arias Muñoz

CALAHE President, 1998-2003