Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion is announced

Areena Arora, Managing Editor

Juan Armando Rojas, associate professor of Modern Foreign Languages has been appointed as the university’s first Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion.

Provost Chuck Stinemetz in an email to all employees said, “Dr. Rojas has considerable leadership experience as chair of the Modern Foreign Language Department, and has actively participated in a variety of internal and external initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion on college campuses.”

Rojas said, “I’m looking forward to provide leadership on diversity-related issues in the academic area. I’m excited about working with faculty to encourage the development of curriculum and pedagogies that continue to engage increasingly more diverse student populations.”

Rojas is also the director of Ohio Wesleyan’s study abroad program at University of Salamanca, Spain.

Stinemetz said, “His (Rojas’) energy and passion for increasing the campus appreciation and commitment to diversity will greatly benefit current and future Ohio Wesleyan students.”

“Equity, diversity and inclusion are my goals,” said Rojas. “I have high expectations to bring possibilities and support underrepresented students accomplish their personal and academic goals and help them see the life-long transferable skills that quality higher education provides.”