Chicanx Latinx University Alumni Network

Img text: 50+ Years of Transforming Lives and Community

Mission Statement

Established in 2021, the Cal State LA Chicanx and Latinx University Alumni Network (CLUAN) exists to cultivate, promote, and support an inclusive community of alumni with the collaboration of students, faculty, and staff to engage in activities that advance educational, personal, intellectual, and cultural development. These goals will be achieved through mentoring programs and services, networking opportunities, and financial initiatives that facilitate professional, social, and academic growth among the Chicanx/Latinx community.


Key Facts

  • In 1968, Cal State LA was the first in the United States to create an academic field dedicated to Chicano Studies (formerly known as Mexican American Studies).
  • We are the first public four-year institution on the west coast to qualify for full membership in the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).
  • Cal State LA is the first in the CSU to be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

Learn more about our history


Network Leadership

Headshot of Alejandro Macias in a blue suit and tie.

Alejandro Macias (’01, ’03, ’06), Chair
Principal, Manual Arts High School
Los Angeles, CA

Alejandro Macias is a Principal at Manual Arts High School. He is a first-generation college graduate who, inspired by his immigrant parents’ and godparents' sacrifice and determination, went on to pursue higher education. In 2001, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, received his master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2003, and his second master’s degree in Educational Administration in 2006. Alejandro believes education and empowering community helps connect us for success. Since graduating from Cal State LA, he has devoted his career to working with public school children to help them reach their highest potential by addressing equity issues and closing achievement gaps. Click here to learn more about Alejandro.
Connect with Alejandro on the Cal State LA Alumni Mentoring platform. You will be asked to complete your profile if you have not already joined.



Cal State LA students hanging out on campus nearby the university's Physical Education building.

Cal State LA honored as equity champion for Latinx transfer students
By Margie Low, Cal State LA News Service
November 18, 2021
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Upcoming Events

We are currently working to add more exciting activities to the calendar. To receive event updates and exclusive invitations, please be sure to join the Network using the form below!


Past Events

Chicanx Latinx University Alumni Network's First Anniversary

Chicanx Latinx University Alumni Network Mixer being held on October 6 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Cal State LA

Chicanx Latinx University Alumni Network Mixer

Chicanx Latinx University Alumni Network Mixer being held on June 16 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Brewjeria Company



Chicanx Latinx University Alumni Network Inaugural Reception

Chicanx Latinx University Alumni Network Inaugural Reception held on Thursday, September 15, 2023


Beyond Words: Advancing Equity and Justice in HSIs 
Hosted by
The Southern California Consortium of Hispanic Serving Institutions

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CONSORTIUM of HISPANIC SERVING INSTITUTIONS - "Beyond Words: Advancing Equity and Justice in HSIs" Friday, November 19, 2021 / 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. PST


Connect with Us

Should you want to get further involved with the network — whether it be interest in a leadership role or ideas for a future event — please contact us at [email protected].


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