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Cabrini Appoints Director of Diversity Initiatives

Posted on 9/12/2017 10:46:10 AM

Jose Rodriguez

RADNOR, Pa. (Sept. 12, 2017)—Cabrini University has named José Rodriguez Director of Diversity Initiatives. Rodriguez began his role on Sept. 7. 

At Cabrini, Rodriguez will develop, implement, and assess campus inclusivity initiatives, training and education opportunities, and student services to help promote a positive campus community and advance student success.

For more than two decades, Rodriguez has served as a student and diversity advocate. Prior to Cabrini, Rodriguez was the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Penn State Abington. While there, he designed training for faculty, staff, and students and provided counseling and advising to students through academic and co-curricular initiatives, orientation and leadership development, campus-wide programming, crisis intervention, facilitations, and mediating. He also coordinated community outreach programs, retention services, academic enrichment programs, and international student services.

Rodriguez was awarded a Fulbright Award in 2007 and is a Certified Diversity Trainer through The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and The National Multicultural Institute (NMCI).

He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Allegheny College and a Master of Education from the University of Pennsylvania. 

About Cabrini University
Founded in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Cabrini University is a Catholic institution that empowers students to become advocates of social change through an Education of the Heart, focusing on academic excellence, community engagement, and leadership development.

Cabrini enrolls approximately 1,300 undergraduates in more than 35 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations, and minors on its serene 112-acre campus located 30 minutes from Philadelphia. The University also enrolls 900 students in graduate, doctoral, and professional studies programs at its main campus in Radnor, PA, and at five off-campus locations.