MLK Awards

CLLAS Associate Director Gerardo Sandoval Named as 2015 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award Winner

Gerardo Sandoval

Gerardo Sandoval

January 14, 2015—Gerardo Sandoval, associate director of the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, is among three UO faculty members being honored next week as a 2015 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award Winner. Dr. Sandoval, an assistant professor in the UO Department of Planning, Public Policy, and Management, will be recognized for his commitment to making the UO campus a welcoming place and for embodying Dr. King’s humanitarian spirit during an awards luncheon hosted by the UO Division of Equity and Inclusion on Wednesday, January 21.

Dr. Sandoval has served as associate director of CLLAS since Fall 2013. He leads grant-writing seminars and coordinates the CLLAS research action project Advancing Latino Equity in Oregon. He has been reaching out to Latino communities in Oregon by working with UO graduate students to design and test an outreach approach that meaningfully engages Latino communities. Dr. Sandoval was recently honored as the 2014 winner of the prestigious Chester Rapkin Award for best article from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.

Congratulations to Dr. Gerardo Sandoval! Congratulations also go out to MLK Award Winners Deb Casey, director of Student Support Services, UO Teaching and Learning Center, and to Dr. Karla Kennedy, Scholastic Outreach Coordinator PDX for the UO School of Journalism and Communication.

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CLLAS Common Reading Brunch with author Helena María Viramontes / Photos by Mike Bragg / Courtesy of the UO Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art