Arnoldo Hernandez, Assistant Dean and Director of Inclusion and Intercultural Engagement (IIE) would like to announce the following news:
The IIE and C of I campus community have had the pleasure of benefiting from the work of Adan De La Paz '03. His vision, leadership, and counsel on matters related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and creating an environment of Inclusive Excellence is remarkable. He consistently promotes a culture of understanding and belonging as we continue to build on department accomplishments.
For this reason, I share with great enthusiasm that Adan has been selected to present at two international conferences this March and June. The Global Citizen Forum, co-hosted by Drake University and the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, and the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Annual Conference have chosen him to share his work on the topics of the intersection between intercultural development and DEI, and advocacy of underrepresented domestic and international students in higher education.
"Presenting at these two highly established conferences in my field is such an honor," De La Paz said. "It validates the work I’ve put into my RISE Fellowship investigations centered on blurring the lines between domestic and international audiences with respect to interculturality and DEI."
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