Congratulations to our board member Gerardo Ochoa, Assistant Dean of Diversity and Community Partnerships at Linfield College, on his selection to the prestigious Counsel of Independent College's Senior Leadership Academy during 2016 - 2017.
At the Leadership Academy, Gerardo will prepare for a position as Chief Officer in Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Finance, or Student Enrollment. He'll work alongside 30 nation-wide higher education administrators who will also participate in the Senior Leadership Academy's mentoring program, workshops, and webinars, and lead a year-long impact project for their respective campuses.
While working at Linfield College, Gerardo has demonstrated a strong commitment to helping underserved students, and developing culturally-specific strategies for empowering students who cannot otherwise afford higher education.
"Oregon's demographics are rapidly changing; this change has shifted the demographic makeup of our students. I feel honored to be invited to the Senior Leadership Academy to learn with experienced professionals and enhance my leadership skills to help facilitate the challenges associated with change," said Gerardo.
"We are fortunate to have Gerardo's talent on our board and in our community. His contribution to our higher education work, particularly our scholarship program, is immeasureable," Oscar Arana, Hispanic Chamber President.