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New TWC Assistant Director for Diversity Initiatives

by galvarez@brown.edu on March 5th, 2011

The TWC is pleased to announce the appointment of Oscar Perez as the new Assistant Director for Diversity Initiatives. Oscar, a Brown PhD candidate in the Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, comes to the Center with an extensive background in teaching, tutoring, and working in community. A native of El Paso, TX and Mexico, through his studies and experiences, especially as a first generation student, Oscar has sought to passionately share and apply his narrative as a mechanism of encouraging and facilitating educational goals of students and empowering of students through leadership training and development. In addition, Oscar also has devoted his time as a volunteer in local Providence immigrants communities as an instructor in the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) at English for Action as way to assist and encourage others to share and apply their own narratives.

As the TWC Assistant Director for Diversity Initiatives, Oscar will collaborate with students, faculty, staff, and alumni to enhance Brown’s excellence through diversity in support of the Plan for Academic Enrichment. He will also advise, support, and advocate for student leaders and their organizations and programs, encouraging the connection between the co-curricular and curricular lives of students, and overseeing the heritage weeks, months, and series programs of the Third World Center. In addition, Oscar will coordinate programming and services for international and first in family students and aid in the assessment of diversity initiatives of the Center and the Office of Campus Life and Student Services.

Oscar officially began at the TWC March 14, 2011. Please help us welcome him to the TWC!

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