WSSU Appoints EEO/AA Officer
Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has named Silvia C. Ramos as Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Officer effective January 2, 2012.
In addition to being the university’s Chief Compliance Officer, Ramos will be responsible for interpreting and analyzing policies and procedures related to Equal Employment regulations, assess and respond to the needs for training programs, and develop plans to promote equity, diversity and cultural competency. She will report to Provost Brenda Allen.
“We are delighted that our search committee found someone with experience in aligning diversity efforts with a university’s strategic plan as well as the ability to manage compliance, events and projects,” said Allen. “Silvia also has extensive experience in assessing diversity strategies and was instrumental in impacting the increase of diversity in the student body at Virginia Tech.”
An educator with a background in diversity efforts, Ramos was associate director of diversity education and training at Virginia Tech for three years. There she managed a wide range of diversity programs, led university-wide projects and events, and also worked with campus teams on a variety of diversity issues.
Prior to joining Virginia Tech in 2008, Ramos served as coordinator of university outreach at California State University Channel Islands where she also was involved with the operation of the Multicultural and Women’s and General Student Center. She previously had been an admissions representative for Johnson & Wales University in Fort Myers, Fla. and the Mid-Atlantic regional director for the Golden Key international Honor Society. In addition to her work in higher education, Ramos also served as a bilingual volunteer for the Coalition to End Family Violence in Oxnard, Calif.
Ramos earned her undergraduate degree from Florida Gulf Coast University and an M.S. degree in counseling and human development from Radford University.
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