Diversity and inclusion in higher education

2020 Alumni Fellows Conversations with OSU Influencers

Rebecca Hernandez, Ph.D. ’05

10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22

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Effectively educating first-generation Latino students requires organizational leaders to examine curriculum, structure, policy and process changes throughout the institution.

Rebecca will share the lessons learned and changes implemented at George Fox University in Portland so we’re better able to welcome students and understand why these efforts matter.

This work was modeled from the changes made at Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana, with funding by the Lilly Endowment.

 

About Rebecca Hernandez

Rebecca has transformed the student experience and elevated multicultural awareness in her role as associate provost, local and global engagement and chief diversity officer at George Fox University, and in her prior role at Goshen College, where she led the Center for Intercultural Teaching and Learning for four years.

Before supporting diverse scholars in higher education, she worked in community development, directing efforts to improve health, education and economic support for Oregon’s Latino communities.

 

Meet Rebecca Hernandez

Pre-seminar Q&A with Rebecca

 

The presentation will be introduced by College of Public Health and Human Sciences student Hallie Baker, kinesiology, with minors in political science and Spanish.

F. Javier Nieto, dean of the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, will introduce the alumni fellow.

 

Panel discussion

Rebecca is also a panelist for the Alumni Fellows panel discussion on leadership and changes for the future.

Noon Friday, Oct. 23

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The closing conversation will be made by OSU President F. King Alexander and moderated by OSU Alumni Association Executive Director John Valva.


About Alumni Fellows

The Alumni Fellows recognition program was established by the Oregon State University Alumni Association in 1988 to recognize eminent alumni. Honorees have distinguished themselves in their professions and communities.

See the full 2020 Alumni Fellows schedule.