Chapman College’s Workplace of Range, Fairness, and Inclusion has named Dr. Gabriela Castaneda the brand new Latinx Achievement Director. Castaneda, Ed.D., involves the place from the Argyros College of Enterprise & Economics, the place she has served because the Assistant Director of Profession Companies since 2016. For the final three years, Dr. Castaneda has additionally served as Chapman’s Latinx Workers & College Discussion board President.
“It’s a really thrilling time proper now at Chapman, however particularly for the Latinx group,” says Castaneda, who’s trying ahead to supporting each institutional and her personal private targets within the new place.
One of many first goals of the brand new place can be to earn Chapman the Hispanic Serving Establishment (HSI) designation. HSI designation is a White Home initiative that acknowledges greater training establishments with an undergraduate enrollment of no less than 25% Hispanic. “That is the place our inhabitants goes, on condition that the fastest-growing minority inhabitants at Chapman is Latinx,” mentioned Castaneda, as was reported in the course of the latest State of the College deal with.
In her new place, Castaneda will have the ability to enhance the visibility of and alternatives for Chapman’s Latinx college students. She additionally hopes the elevated deal with Range, Fairness, and Inclusion (DEI) will encourage students and potential workers members to contemplate Chapman as their place of employment.
“The Latinx group is a fairly tight group. That is an incredible alternative and thrilling time to have the ability to give again to the group that has given a lot to me and my profession,” she mentioned. “I’m very a lot conscious that the individuals who got here earlier than me opened doorways for me to get to the place I’m now.”
Dr. Reg Chhen Stewart, Vice President of Range, Fairness, and Inclusion, acknowledges that the devoted professionals who give of their restricted time to advance Chapman’s DEI efforts are one among Chapman’s actual strengths. “These people are Chapman’s most beneficial pure useful resource,” mentioned Dr. Stewart. “There is no such thing as a one which exemplifies this greater than Gabriela Castaneda. There’s a synergy between what we try to construct within the Workplace of the Vice President and the momentum that Dr. Castaneda brings to the combination.”
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