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Alberto Ramos joins Ridgewater College as director of diversity, equity and inclusion

Alberto Ramos has joined Ridgewater College as director of diversity, equity and inclusion, according to a news release from the college.

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Alberto Ramos

WILLMAR — Alberto Ramos has joined Ridgewater College as director of diversity, equity and inclusion, according to a news release from the college.

According to the release, Ramos will serve as both the campus diversity officer and affirmative action officer. He will collaborate with staff and faculty on outreach, recruitment and other strategies to increase enrollment, student success and completion for underrepresented populations.

Ramos has a bachelor's degree in communication studies and travel and tourism from St. Cloud State University and expects to complete his master’s degree there this fall in teaching English as a second language. In addition, he recently completed a professional certificate in leading for inclusion and racial justice from Antioch University and is bilingual in Spanish and English.

Ramos brings seven years of experience working directly with students to his new position. Most recently, he served as the diversity and equity success specialist at North Hennepin Community College.

Ramos will develop and lead Ridgewater’s efforts in the Minnesota State statewide Equity 2030 effort to develop and strengthen diversity initiatives for an inclusive and equitable college climate that ensures genuine opportunity for successful participation for all.

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Ramos and his wife have two children under the age of 2.

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