Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) Names New Executive Director

Ulysses “Uly” Navarrete brings decades of private sector experience and an unwavering commitment to fostering inclusivity and championing diversity

The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) announces it has appointed Ulysses “Uly” Navarrete as its new executive director.

Navarrete brings an extraordinary wealth of experience, dedication, and a fervent passion for advocating on behalf of Latino students nationwide. Known as “Uly” to all, he brings nearly two decades of invaluable experience as an advocate for Latino children across the nation.

As a seasoned business leader with diverse roles in the private sector, he has been a tireless champion and equity advocate, fostering the growth of ALAS affiliates and membership. His strategic acumen has led to increased revenues, sustainable growth, national partnerships, and cohesive communications strategies within the organizations he served.

Navarrete’s unwavering commitment to fostering inclusivity and championing diversity resonates deeply with ALAS’s mission of addressing the educational needs of Latino students nationwide. As a first-generation son of Mexican immigrants, he intimately understands the significance of creating opportunities for underrepresented communities. His personal mantra of “Make It About Them Always” underscores his dedication to prioritizing the needs of students and administrators alike.

“We are committed to building upon the remarkable groundwork already laid within ALAS,” stated ALAS President Dr. Gustavo Balderas. “With Ulysses at the helm, we have discovered an exceptional leader whose vision and unwavering dedication will undoubtedly drive us to sustained excellence. ALAS has made significant strides at the national level in recent years, and under Ulysses’ leadership, we are primed to achieve great levels of ongoing impact.”

“I am profoundly honored and humbled to embark on this journey with ALAS,” expressed Navarrete. “I firmly believe in the transformative potential of collective action, and together we will navigate the uncharted territory ahead. Let us dismantle barriers, confront biases, and pave new pathways toward success for the next generation of Latino leaders, district administrators, and above all, our nation’s students.”

The ALAS board extends a warm welcome to Mr. Ulysses “Uly” Navarrete as the Executive Director of ALAS. He will be transitioning into his position until he begins full-time in July.  Together, the board eagerly anticipates the boundless opportunities and transformative advancements that lie ahead under his capable leadership.

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