Daisy Torres, Coordinator
Daisy Torres is the Coordinator of the Hispanic Cultural Center at Austin Peay State University. She came to APSU in 2011 from New York. She has worked at Kingsborough Community College, Binghamton University and Fordham University. She is a first generation college graduate of Cornell University, where she pursued a B.S. degree in Sociology with a concentration in Latino Studies. She completed her M.S. degree in Student Affairs Administration at Binghamton University. At Austin Peay State University, she serves as a member of the University Wide Diversity Task Force. Her personal interests include running and watching Korean dramas
Jonell Nicholson, Administrative Assistant II
Jonell Nicholson is the Administrative Assistant for the Office of Student Life and Engagement. She is an Alumni of Austin Peay with a Bachelors of Science in History and a minor in Religious Studies. She is a member of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society and serves as one of the editors for Phi Alpha Theta Journal – Theta Delta. Also she is a member of the Austin Peay State University Women’s Club and Vice President of the Greek Alumni Chapter at Austin Peay State University. In her spare time she loves being a grandmother and playing with her chocolate lab Bentley.
Victor Felts is the Director of Student Life and Engagement at Austin Peay State University. He came to APSU in 2010 after serving as an Assistant Dean at LSU and Emory University; primarily working with fraternities and sororities. He has also worked at MTSU and Samford University. A Nashville native, he is a proud alumni of Austin Peay State University with a B.S. degree in Education and the University of South Carolina with a M.Ed. degree in Higher Educations- Student Personnel Services. He has been involved in many professional activities and leadership roles including Executive Director of the Southeastern Interfraternity Conference (SEIFC) and Vice President of the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors (AFA). He enjoys travelling to tropical locations, college and professional football, hiking and spending time with his family and pets
Dr. Ruiz-Avilés, Cultural Director
Dr. Ruiz-Avilés has been the Cultural Director of the Hispanic Cultural Center since it first opened back in 2005. He is also a Professor of Hispanic Literature, History, and Language. He holds a PhD in Hispanic Literature from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is also the Coordinator of the Study Abroad Program in Spain. His personal interests include Hispanic literature, cinema, and travel.
Student Worker Staff