Vernon Lattin

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Vernon Lattin
President of Brooklyn College
In office
1992–2000
Preceded byRobert Hess
Succeeded byChristoph M. Kimmich
Personal details
Born
Vernon Eugene Lattin

(1938-11-07) November 7, 1938 (age 81)
Winslow, Arizona
NationalityAmerican
MotherBetty (Rubi) Lattin
FatherEli Voil Lattin
Alma mater

Vernon Eugene Lattin (born November 7, 1938), an American of Mexican-American heritage,[1] was the seventh president of Brooklyn College, from 1992 to 2000.[2]

Biography[edit]

Lattin was born in Winslow, Arizona,[3] to Eli Voil Lattin and Betty (Rubi) Lattin.[citation needed] 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.[4] He and his family moved to New Mexico when he was eight years old.[4] His single mother raised him and his two brothers.[4]

He attended the University of New Mexico (Bachelor of Business Administration, 1960; Master of Arts in English, 1965) and University of Colorado (Doctor of Philosophy in English, 1970).[5][6]

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.[citation needed] 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.[7][6] 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.[8]

He was president of Brooklyn College from 1992 to 2000.[9][10][11]

Lattin is the co-author of Tomas Rivera, 1935-1984: The Man and His Work, Bilingual Review/Press (1988).[12] He also authored Contemporary Chicano fiction: a critical survey; Studies in the language and literature of United States Hispanos, Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe (1986).[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hispanic Link Weekly Report - Google Books
  2. ^ Vernon E. Lattin
  3. ^ Welcome to Brooklyn College
  4. ^ a b c "A Crisis in American Education"; Vernon E. Lattin Commencement Address, June 2, 1998.
  5. ^ "1966-1967 University Course Catalog: The Wright State Campus of Miami University and the Ohio State University"
  6. ^ a b "4 Named to Executive Posts at CUNY"
  7. ^ "The Chicano Student and Anglo-American Fiction"
  8. ^ "CITY COLLEGE CHIEF RESIGNS AMID WAVE OF STAFF CHANGES"
  9. ^ "Vernon E. Lattin, President, Brooklyn College (1992-2000)"
  10. ^ Richard Grayson (2012). Spring in Gainesville - Google Books
  11. ^ Vicki L. Ruiz, Virginia Sánchez Korrol (2006). Latinas in the United States, set: A Historical Encyclopedia - Google Books, Indiana University Press.
  12. ^ Vernon E. Lattin, Rolando Hinojosa (1988) Tomas Rivera, 1935-1984: The Man and His Work, Bilingual Review/Press, ISBN 0916950891.
  13. ^ 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.
Preceded by
Robert Hess
President of Brooklyn College
1992–2000
Succeeded by
Christoph M. Kimmich