RAISE Podcast: Let’s talk about the hard things, Dr. Shirley M. Collado

Episode 33:

Let’s talk about the hard things: diversity, equity, and inclusion in advancement
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On this episode of the podcast, Brent hosts Ithaca College’s 9th president, Dr. Shirley M. Collado. Dr. Collado has an amazing story. She was a first-generation college student and is now the first Dominican American president of a four-year institution. Wherever her career has led — from running the Posse Foundation to leadership positions at Rutgers and Middlebury College — she’s always been a change agent guiding institutions to put students first and create spaces for every voice.

Dr. Shirley M. Collado

Ithaca College

About Dr. Collado

Dr. Shirley M. Collado is the ninth president of Ithaca College. She is known nationally for designing and implementing innovative approaches to higher education that expand student access and success, and has extensive experience overseeing complex not-for-profit organizations in both the private and public sectors of higher education. She is a national thought leader on developing successful cross-sector collaborations, building the capacity of equity, inclusion, and full participation in organizations, and strengthening the pathway to the professoriate and leadership roles in higher education.

Prior to joining the Ithaca College community, President Collado served as executive vice chancellor and chief operating officer at Rutgers University–Newark. Prior to Rutgers, she served as VP for Student affairs and Dean at Middlebury College, and as the executive VP of Posse. 

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