Rodriguez to Speak About Equity in IDEAS Lecture Series

Dr. Liliana Rodriguez will speak about equity as part of Allegheny College’s ongoing IDEAS Lecture Series on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Quigley Hall. The event, hosted by the college’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access & Social Justice (IDEAS) Center, is free and open to the public.

Rodriguez is vice chancellor for Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence at the University of Denver, where she leads all departments that support students outside of the classroom and many of the resources that help students do their best in the classroom. Rodriguez previously served at Swarthmore College, where she implemented the school’s diversity and inclusion plan, merged student activities and residential life into a holistic Office of Student Engagement, and revamped the first-year orientation experience to focus on college values and shared responsibilities as community citizens.

Future speakers in the IDEAS Lecture Series include Dr. Rosanna Reyes on increasing access to higher education, on Feb. 16; and Andrea Ritchie on the meaning of social justice, on March 9. All lectures will be held at 7 p.m. in Quigley Hall auditorium.