• Dr. Elizabeth Ortiz, VP for Institutional Diversity & Equity | DePaul

    Ancestry: Mexico
    Residence: born and raised in the Chicago area
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    Prior to Dr. Elizabeth Ortiz's current role, she was the Director of Affirmative Action, Diversity at Northern Illinois University and is a sought out consultant, lecturer, and workshop presenter on diversity issues and best practices... She currently serves as the First Vice President of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education, and is the Past-President of the Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education. (Depaul.edu)

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    The Latinas Equal Pay Day Commemoration Project features women with Hispanic or Latino ancestry who have leadership stories to tell and aims to inspire other women with a mission to close the pay gap.


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