Juan Olivarez

Juan Olivarez

Date and Time

Friday, October 11, 2019 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


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DeVos Center » 122E - Loosemore Auditorium


Juan R Olivarez, Ph.D., was named the first Distinguished Scholar in Residence for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Dorothy A Johnson Center for Philanthropy in 2018. Throughout his career, Professor Olivarez has been a relentless champion of first-generation scholars in higher education, especially on behalf of students from a wide array of backgrounds. He was the first Latino president of any college or university in the state of Michigan, serving as the eighth president of Grand Rapids Community College from 1999 to 2008. He later became president of Aquinas College, his alma mater, from 2011 to 2017. Between these two posts, he served as president and CEO of the Kalamazoo Community Foundation. Join us as Juan R Olivarez shares his timeless lessons on leadership in the community with our Cook Leadership Academy candidates and West Michigan audience. 

Recommended Parking: Seward Ramp


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