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, Students and community supporters such as Junior Achievement and ISAC.

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.

Fall 2015 Updates
Thursday October 8, 2015

Participants will engage in workshops designed specifically for their educational goals. The choices include:
  • High School Success Track for freshmen, sophomores and juniors (total capacity 100 students)
  • High School Success Track for seniors (total capacity 50 students)
  • Session for High School Educators
  • University Success Track for Lewis University students (total capacity 75 students)
Registration will close on Monday October 4, 2015 or as soon as capacity is reached.

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.