LEWISBURG, Pa — Rolando Arroyo-Sucre has been named Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity at Bucknell University. Hired following a national search, he will begin his work at Bucknell on March 15, 2007.
In this role, he will oversee programming in four areas that work closely together to advance Bucknell's commitment to diversity and equity, notably as articulated in The Plan for Bucknell: the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Gender; the Office of Multicultural Student Services; the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Office; and the Women's Resource Center. Mr. Arroyo-Sucre will report to Bucknell's chief academic officer, Provost Mary A. DeCredico.
"This position is an essential part of the University's efforts to enhance diversity, particularly as articulated in The Plan for Bucknell," said DeCredico. "Mr. Arroyo-Sucre brings valuable experience to this position and the important work he will do with students, faculty and staff. All of us look forward to his role in cultivating an even more inclusive climate at Bucknell for living, learning and working."
Arroyo-Sucre was most recently Assistant Provost for Social Equity at SUNY Oswego, where he also served as Director of the Office of Learning Services, Director of the Educational Opportunity Program, and Co-Director of the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program.
The recipient of the 1998 University of Iowa Board of Regents Staff Excellence Award, Arroyo-Sucre was responsible for restructuring the Office of Learning Services as well as the Academic Planning Center at SUNY Oswego. He also served as an adjunct faculty member at SUNY Oswego School of Business.
Arroyo-Sucre is a graduate of Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico with a degree in industrial/mechanical engineering and an MBA in personnel/marketing. He also holds graduate credits in theatre and drama from Indiana University.
He has served as an administrator or faculty member at the University of Iowa, Loyola University Chicago, Saint Augustine College, Universidad Nacional de Panama, and Universidad Tecnologico de Monterrey.
Arroyo-Sucre's business experience includes positions with the Inter-American Development Bank, Banco Nacional de Panama and Molino Panameno de Papel. His theatre experience includes serving as artistic director of The New Stage Theatre in Bloomington, Ind., and the New Age Hispanic-American Repertory Theater in Chicago.
His community involvement includes serving on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Artists' Organizations, as president of the Board of Arts and Culture for Oswego County, and providing free of charge strategic planning and diversity consulting services to not-for-profits such as Latinos in Development.
Posted Feb. 2, 2007