Office of Multicultural Student Services

Si Se Puede Conference

Established in 2004

Si Se Puede Conference

Welcome to the Si Se Puede Conference designed to provide students with tools for educational success. 

This annual event is a collaboration by Lewis University Faculty, Staff, and Students.

The Si Se Puede Conference was named after the phrase ¡Si Se Puede! or Yes You Can!

This persuasive motto was exclaimed by civil rights leaders Dolores Huerta and the late Cesar E. Chavez to motivate the migrant farmworkers in their pursuit of improved working conditions.

Thursday October 9, 2014

This year we will be adding a new dynamic to the conference. In addition to the established High School Success Track and the High School Administrators Track, we have incorporated a University Success Track for Lewis University college students.  The Si Se Puede Conference is exclusive to area high school students, high school administrators, and Lewis University students.  Due to the exciting addition to this year’s conference, it is even more important to register quickly, as there are limited spaces for all success tracks.

Register Here!

Download the Agenda.

Keynote Speaker

Richard Montanez

Richard P. Montañez
Marketing and Sales Executive
PepsiCo North America

"The Godfather of Hispanic Branding"

Richard leads Multicultural Sales & Community Promotions across PepsiCo’s North American divisions.

Richard started his PepsiCo career at Frito-Lay in 1976 as a janitor in its Rancho Cucamonga plant.

He was recognized by Hispanic Lifestyle magazine as one of the most influential Hispanic’s in corporate America, has been featured in News Week and Fortune 500 magazine.

Richard P. Montañez has been invited by the White House numerous times including the welcoming of Pope Benedict XVI White House visit. In 2004 Richard presented at a special United Nations event.