Reyes to Speak About Access in IDEAS Lecture Series

Dr. Rosanna Reyes will speak about creating more access to higher education for first generation students as part of Allegheny College’s ongoing IDEAS Lecture Series on Thursday, Feb. 16 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.

Reyes is associate dean and dean of First Generation Initiatives at Williams College, where she is particularly charged with leading the college’s work in supporting the academic and extracurricular success of first-generation college students — students who are the first in their family to attend college.

She oversees the planning and coordination of programming for first-generation students throughout the year, ranging from the first-year orientation program to workshops and events in collaboration with various departments at the college.

Future IDEAS Lecture Series speakers include Andrea Ritchie on the meaning of social justice, on March 9; and Dr. Liliana Rodriguez on equity, on April 6. All lectures will be held at 7 p.m. in Quigley Hall auditorium.