CONTACT: MARY ABBOUD-KAMPS
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0058; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Oct. 18, 1999
Former UI administrator to discuss student activism,
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A former University of Iowa administrator
returns to campus this week to present "Transforming Higher Education:
The Role of Student Activism and Cultural Centers," on Wednesday, Oct.
20. Dr. Nancy "Rusty" Barceló, who currently serves at associate
vice president for multicultural and academic affairs at the University of
Minnesota, will make her presentation at 7 p.m. in Room 235 of the Boyd Law
Barceló also is chair of Chicano studies at
the University of Minnesota. As associate vice president, she is responsible
for development and implementation of institutional policies for all campuses
and for programs on the Twin Cities campus regarding communities of color,
women, people with disabilities, gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender
people, and other historically under-represented groups.
At the UI Barceló served most recently as assistant
provost for Academic Affairs from 1994-96. As a graduate student, she was
among a group of students who, in 1971, founded the UI Latino Native American
Cultural Center, formerly known as the Chicano Indian American Cultural Center.
Barcelós presentation is sponsored by
Opportunity at Iowa, the University Lecture Committee, the Latino Native American
Cultural Center and the Council on the Status of Latinos.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend
events sponsored by the UI. If you require an accommodation to participate,
call Opportunity at Iowa at (319) 335-3555 or e-mail: email@example.com.