Latina Director: Ms. Cobo
Cobo, has been named director of La Casa Latina: the Center for
Hispanic Excellence. Ms. Cobo will execute the Center's mission
to strengthen the educational and professional development of Latino
students at Penn and will advance the University's Agenda for Excellence
and its mission to strengthen efforts to recruit and enroll Latinos.
She will oversee the development and implementation of research,
academic enrichment activities, educational and cultural programming,
and professional development opportunities.
are absolutely delighted to welcome a colleague of Anamaria's
extraordinary disciplinary breadth and administrative depth as the
new director of the Center for Hispanic Excellence," said Dr.
Valarie Swain-Cade McCoullum, Vice Provost for University Life.
to joining Penn, Ms. Cobo was an assistant dean and director of
the Intercultural Center at Swarthmore College. She has also been
an administrator at Columbia University, New York University, University
of Alaska Anchorage, and the City of New York Baruch College.
is chair of the Latino Caucus for the National Conference of Race
and Ethnicity in Higher Education in America. She is also a member
of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators,
the American College Personnel Association, the Hispanic Association
of Colleges and Universities, and the National Conference on La
Raza. She received her B.S. degree from St. John's University, and
her master of arts degree from New York University.
Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 8, October 16, 2001
October 16, 2001
Volume 48 Number8