Come join us for our monthly Wednesday Lunch Series, featuring Cornell faculty and staff guest speakers. Enjoy a catered lunch in an informal setting, where you can learn more about the speaker’s work or research, how they ended up doing what they are doing, current issues in higher education or even their thoughts on living in Ithaca. Free and open to all. Dr. Vijay Pendakur serves as the Robert W. and Elizabeth C. Staley Dean of Students at Cornell University. Prior to his arrival to Cornell he worked on campus-wide student success initiatives for underserved populations as an Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at California State University – Fullerton. Before joining the team at Fullerton, Dr. Pendakur served as the Director for the Office of Multicultural Student Success at DePaul University in Chicago. He is the editor of the recent book, “Closing the Opportunity Gap: Identity-Conscious Strategies for Retention and Student Success,” published by Stylus Publishing. His primary research interests are focused on Asian American racial identity development, Critical Race Theory, and creating ecosystems for student success. He holds a bachelor's degree in history and East Asian studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, a master's degree in U.S. history from the University of California, San Diego, and a doctorate in education from DePaul University.
This event is a collaboration between Asian and Asian American Center, Asian American Studies Program, Latina/o Studies Program, and Latina/o Student Success Office.
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