Join us for Washington's inaugural Hispanic Education Summit bringing together P-12 educators, business and community leaders, and higher education representatives to engage in discussions exploring educational access and student success.

 Keynote Speaker: Judge Salvador Mendoza

 Judge Salvador Mendoza became Eastern Washington’s first Latino federal judge after a historic nomination in 2014. Prior to his appointment as a federal judge, Judge Mendoza served as the first Latino judge in the Benton-Franklin judicial system. He also practiced law for 15 years as an assistant attorney general and a deputy prosecutor in Franklin County.

Judge Mendoza helped start the Juvenile Drug Court program and promoted equal access to justice through his work with the Benton-Franklin Legal Aid Society. He previously served as a Columbia Basin College trustee.

He graduated from Prosser High School in 1990, earned his bachelor’s degree at University of Washington, and completed his law degree at the University of California, Los Angeles. Speaking about his appointment as a federal judge, Senator Patty Murray said, "Judge Mendoza's incredible life story, from growing up as a migrant farm worker in the Yakima Valley to becoming the president's nominee for the United States District Court, is something all Washingtonians can be proud of."

If you have any questions about the conference please contact Jana Jaraysi at

 Date and Time

Fri, August 18, 2017

8:30 AM – 2:00 PM PDT


Columbia Basin College

2600 N 20th Ave

Pasco, WA 99301