|President of Brooklyn College|
|Preceded by||Robert Hess|
|Succeeded by||Christoph M. Kimmich|
Vernon Eugene Lattin
November 7, 1938
|Mother||Betty (Rubi) Lattin|
|Father||Eli Voil Lattin|
Lattin was born in Winslow, Arizona, to Eli Voil Lattin and Betty (Rubi) Lattin. In 1720, his ancestors had moved from Spain to a farming village in what was then called New Spain, and is now New Mexico, which in 1821 became part of Mexico, and then in 1846 became part of the US. He and his family moved to New Mexico when he was eight years old. His single mother raised him and his two brothers.
From 1965-1967 Lattin was an instructor in English at Wright State University, and from 1970-1974 he was Assistant Professor of English at the University of Tennessee. He was next at Northern Illinois University, where from 1974-1977 he was coordinator of communication skills and English, from 1974-1981 he was Associate Professor of English, and from 1978-1981 he was director of the Center Latino and Latin American Studies. From 1982-1988 he was associate vice president of academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin, and from 1989-1992 he was Provost and Professor of English at Arizona State University.
Lattin is the co-author of Tomas Rivera, 1935-1984: The Man and His Work, Bilingual Review/Press (1988). He also authored Contemporary Chicano fiction: a critical survey; Studies in the language and literature of United States Hispanos, Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe (1986).
- Hispanic Link Weekly Report - Google Books
- Vernon E. Lattin
- Welcome to Brooklyn College
- "A Crisis in American Education"; Vernon E. Lattin Commencement Address, June 2, 1998.
- "1966-1967 University Course Catalog: The Wright State Campus of Miami University and the Ohio State University"
- "4 Named to Executive Posts at CUNY"
- "The Chicano Student and Anglo-American Fiction"
- "CITY COLLEGE CHIEF RESIGNS AMID WAVE OF STAFF CHANGES"
- "Vernon E. Lattin, President, Brooklyn College (1992-2000)"
- Richard Grayson (2012). Spring in Gainesville - Google Books
- Vicki L. Ruiz, Virginia Sánchez Korrol (2006). Latinas in the United States, set: A Historical Encyclopedia - Google Books, Indiana University Press.
- Vernon E. Lattin, Rolando Hinojosa (1988) Tomas Rivera, 1935-1984: The Man and His Work, Bilingual Review/Press, ISBN 0916950891.
- Vernon E. Lattin (1986) Contemporary Chicano fiction: a critical survey; Studies in the language and literature of United States Hispanos, Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe, ISBN 0916950573.
| President of Brooklyn College
Christoph M. Kimmich