Dutchess Community College will mark Hispanic Heritage Month at its Poughkeepsie campus with 11 events including presentations, films and a unique DJ performance, all scheduled from Sept. 20 - Nov. 1. The theme for the month is "A Glimpse into the Lives of Latina Women." All events are free and open to the public.

Wazir Jefferson, Ed.D., a City of Poughkeepsie native with 15 years of higher education experience, has been named Dutchess Community College's first chief diversity officer.

Colleen Trogisch, a higher education professional with over a decade of service at Dutchess Community College, has been named dean of Student Services.