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Lideres Latinos Oral History Project: Interview with Sandra L. Vargas
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Sandra L. Vargas was born in Los Angeles before moving to Minnesota. Vargas attended the College of Saint Catherine in Saint Paul studying business administration and later the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University for a mid-career degree on public policy. She held positions working at the State Department of Economic Development and as Minnesota Department of Transportation Director of Administrative Services for the metro district. Vargas is currently the president and CEO (chief executive officer) of the Minneapolis Foundation. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Jobs held; family background; Latino community in Minnesota; immigration; religion; financial struggles growing up; childhood; importance of education; Set-Aside Program; relationships; Hispanic Chamber of Business; racism; English translators; Minnesota Chamber of Commerce; Minority Issues Advisory Council; Chicano Esperanza; Hispanic Women's Development Corporation; Latino parents conference; fellowships; and leadership.
Quantity 1 digital file
16 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Measurements 01:01:35 running time
Creation Interviewer: Duarte, Lorena
Narrator: Vargas, Sandra L.
Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Hispanic Americans
Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 03/14/2011
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH135
Accession Number AV2011.2.38
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Lideres Latinos Oral History Project'