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ISU trustee, husband establish scholarship for Latino/Hispanic students

December 13, 2019

Indiana State University trustee Kathy G. Cabello and her husband Eddy have pledged $25,000 to create the institution’s first private scholarship to support students of Latino/Hispanic descent.

The Eddy and Kathy G. Cabello Annual Scholarship was announced on the same day the Board of Trustees met and heard university leaders discuss closing the graduation gap between various student cohorts.

Indiana State has the most diverse residential student population of any public university in the state, including nearly 5 percent Hispanic students.

“This generous gift from one of our own trustees and her husband supports a core value of Indiana State University — inclusive excellence,” ISU President Deborah J. Curtis said. “It will help numerous students whose only impediment to graduation is financial, not academic.”

The Cabellos also aim to inspire others in the community to strive for a college education. 

“As a first-generation college student and the beneficiary of private scholarships, I know firsthand how support for one student can impact an entire family’s trajectory,” Kathy Cabello said. “Eddy and I hope this provides Latino students at ISU with the means to continue and succeed in their studies, strengthens the pipeline of Latino leaders in our community, and empowers others to invest in our talented students.”

Kathy Cabello joined the Indiana State Board of Trustees in 2014 and currently serves as vice chair. She is president and co-founder of Cabello Associates Inc., and previously worked as a computer systems developer for Fortune 500 companies.

Kathy Cabello has earned numerous awards for her work mentoring Hispanic youth and leading pre-college programs such as Project Stepping Stone of Indiana. She serves on Fifth Third Bank, Greater Indiana Board, and is a past president of the Indianapolis chapters of the National Association of Women Business Owners and the National Society of Hispanic MBAs.

“As a member of the Board of Trustees, Kathy personally knows the exceptional financial need many of our students face,” said Andrea Angel, vice president for University Advancement and CEO of the ISU Foundation. “With this generous gift, Kathy and Eddy are helping deserving Hispanic/Latino students alleviate their financial burden to earn their degrees.”

During the meeting, ISU Trustees:

---Clarified expectations for how and when courses may be taught, in anticipation of greater numbers of online, part-time, and non-traditional students.

---Modified sexual misconduct policy to reflect best practices and to be more nimble in adapting to a fluid regulatory and legal environment on the issue.

---Adopted a more comprehensive conflict of interest requirement for trustees.

---Approved the creation of minors in Museum Studies and Merchandising and eliminated the Guidance & Psychological Services: Counseling Psychology Program in Fall 2020.  

Photo of Eddy and Kathy G. Cabello


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