Patricia Gonzalez
Assistant Dean for Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Associate Deans

Patricia Gonzalez serves as assistant dean for justice, equity, diversity and inclusion at the College of Arts & Sciences. As a member of the dean's leadership team, Gonzalez’s primary responsibilities are to purposefully design and implement faculty and staff recruitment, development, retention strategies, and culturally relevant pedagogies, practices and programs that result in an effective and welcoming environment and equitable student, staff and faculty success.

Gonzalez holds an doctorate of education in organization change & leadership, an MA in higher & postsecondary education and administration from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a BA in government and philosophy from Franklin & Marshall College. As a first-generation graduate, Gonzalez is commitmented to using social justice as a platform to increase equity, diversity and inclusion on college campuses, uplifting and empowering students beyond their circumstances, maximizing individual student performance; efforts to increase retention and persistence, and instilling self-worth and a sense of belonging among all students.