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

Chicanx Latinx University Alumni Network Mixer
Friday, June 16 | 6:30-8 p.m.
a Company

Let the summer celebrations begin!
Meet new people and reconnect with your alumni community at the
Cal State LA Chicanx Latinx University Alumni Network (CLUAN) Mixer!

Join us to connect with Alejandro Macias (’01, ’03, ’06), your CLUAN Representative and
Agustin Ruelas (’05), Co-Founder and President of Brewjería Company.

Space is limited! RSVP using the button below.

Click here to register for the Chicanx Latinx University Alumni Network Mixer


Connect with Us

We are currently working on our social media handles and email address! In the interim, please contact us by emailing [email protected].

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