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Social equity chief selected

by IUP News Service on June 21, 2013 10:49 AM

Pablo Bueno Mendoza has been selected to serve as Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s assistant to the president for Social Equity.

Mendoza, the director of the multicultural center at the University of Missouri, Columbia, will begin his IUP position on Aug. 1.

“Dr. Mendoza brings a broad base of experience in advancing diversity at a number of universities, along with significant administrative and leadership successes,” IUP President Michael Driscoll said in a release. “He also has an impressive record of advancing student achievement and advising students and student groups. I am very pleased to welcome him to the executive team.”

In his role at IUP, Mendoza will provide the strategic vision and leadership for the design and implementation of plans, policies and services to enhance the campus climate for diversity, equity and inclusiveness. The position will involve working collaboratively with university and community stakeholders.

As director of the Office of Social Equity, he also will serve as an advocate and catalyst for enhancing diversity and inclusiveness at IUP.

“I look forward to joining the IUP community and assisting with the development of an inclusive community that supports individuals and groups to develop strong cross-cultural interaction,” Mendoza said in the release. “I was impressed by those who interviewed me with their commitment to making IUP a very diverse and supportive environment for all.”

In his position at the University of Missouri, Columbia, he manages educational, fiscal and administrative functions for multicultural programs of the multicultural center; the resource center for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations; and Experiential Education. He also advised multicultural and LGBT student groups and provided multicultural education to other student groups.

He received his Ph.D. in educational leadership policy at the University of Missouri, Columbia; his master’s degree in East Asian and Pacific studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and his bachelor’s degree in non-western history from the University of San Diego.

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