NCCLA was organized in 1966 by a group of Latin Americanists from Wisconsin universities. Their Charter, adopted the same year, expanded the scope of membership to include faculty and students from public and private institutions of higher learning throughout the upper Midwest. The NCCLA is one of eight regional Latin Americanist organizations in the country.
The NCCLA Secretariat is housed at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
2019-20 Executive Committee
Co-Presidents: Elia Armacanqui-Tipacti (Emerita, UW-Stevens Point) and
Pedro dos Santos (College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University)
Secretary-Treasurer: Elena de Costa (Carroll University)
Program Chair: Megan Sheehan (College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University)
Deputy Program Chair: Christina Ortiz (University of Minnesota-Morris)
Special Programs Chair: Eduardo Magalhäes III (Simpson College)
Nominations Chair: Pedro dos Santos (College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University)
Communications/Membership Chair: Aimee Orndorf (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)