Adelante ND's president, Paloma García López, was awarded a 2022 Notre Dame Presidential Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award!
"S. Paloma Garcia-Lopez is the associate director of the Institute for Latino Studies. In her role, Garcia-Lopez manages and oversees all of the activities and staff of the institute. Garcia-Lopez focuses on enhancing annual programming, special events, communications, fundraising and budgeting. She is a central figure in the development of a strategic plan to support scholarly initiatives in Latino studies as a key component of Notre Dame’s academic mission. At the College of Arts and Letters level, she serves as a diversity catalyst. Additionally, she serves as the president of AdelanteND: Latinx Staff and Faculty Association, an employee resource group sponsored by Human Resources. She is a major presence in the selection and continued counseling of students who come to ND with scholarship support from the Latino Studies Scholars Program as well as the eight-week Cross-Cultural Leadership Program. Garcia-Lopez goes out of her way to make Latino studies faculty and staff feel like they belong at Notre Dame. She is a dedicated mentor to many students" (https://ndworks.nd.edu/news/human-resources-announces-2022-presidential-awards/ND Works, August 30, 2022).
Congratulations to Paloma and other staff and faculty colleagues for this important recognition of their work to make the University a more inclusive home.