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DEI Spotlight Events - September 2022

Dr. Gina Garcia

Dr. Gina Garcia

September: Dr. Gina Garcia

TOPIC: Hispanic Heritage Month
DATE: Thursday, September 22, 2022, 1-2:30 pm
LOCATION: Woodbridge, WAS 139

SPEAKER BIO: Dr. Gina Ann Garcia is an associate professor in the department of Educational Foundations, Organizations, and Policy at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research centers on issues of equity and justice in higher education with an emphasis on understanding how Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) embrace and enact an organizational identity for serving minoritized populations. She also seeks to understand the experiences of administrators, faculty, and staff within HSIs and the outcomes and experiences of students attending these institutions. Finally, her research looks at the ways that race and racism have shaped the experiences of minoritized groups in higher education.

Dr. Garcia is the author of Becoming Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Opportunities for Colleges & Universities (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019) for which she won the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education Book of the Year Award in 2020. Read Dr. Garcia's full bio here: https://www.ginaanngarcia.com/about

A recording of this event is now available for enrolled NOVA students and NOVA faculty and staff! To watch a recording of this event, please visit https://online.nvcc.edu/videoservices/. Click "Panopto", and then log in with your MyNOVA account. Next, search "DEI".

NOVA’s Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is committed to advancing Inclusive Excellence and improving the well-being and success of all NOVA students, faculty, staff and the greater community. The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion works in collaboration with all aspects of the college community to elevate the acceptance of different ideas, values, beliefs, abilities and perspectives while also advancing equity as aligned with the College’s Mission and Strategic Plan and helping to create and sustain a more inclusive and accepting college community.

DEI Spotlight Events are held monthly. For information about other programs by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, please visit https://www.nvcc.edu/diversity, or contact Dr. Nathan Carter at nacarter@nvcc.edu.