Madison, Wis. (November 29, 2016) – Gerardo Mancilla, Director of Education Administration and Leadership in the School of Education, has been honored by Centro Hispano with the Roberto G. Sánchez Award. Dr. Mancilla received the award at the 27th Annual Centro Hispano Banquet, held recently at Monona Terrace in Madison.
“I am so humbled and honored to receive the Roberto Sanchez Award,” Mancilla said. “His work is truly inspirational. I have seen firsthand the impact that Professor Sanchez has had on so many youth in the Madison area. I hope that I can make that kind of impact.”
Each year, the Roberto G. Sánchez Award honors an individual, group or organization that has demonstrated leadership in advancing educational and career opportunities for Latinos. Dr. Sanchez was a longtime UW-Madison professor, and community leader.
Dr. Mancilla previously served in the Madison Metropolitan School District where he was a Dual Language Immersion teacher at Cherokee Heights Middle School. He holds a Ph.D. from UW-Madison.