Leading Voices in Higher Education Speaker Series: Armando Bengochea

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Leading Voices in Higher Education Speaker Series: Armando Bengochea

Director of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will offer insights on faculty diversity and pipeline development.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
4:30pm-5:30pm
Filene Auditorium, Moore Building
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Armando Bengochea, Program Officer and the Director of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will be Dartmouth’s next guest in the Leading Voices in Higher Education series, delivering a lecture titled, “The Pipeline Is Us: And Other Reflections about Diversifying the Professoriate.” Faculty diversity is a critical issue in higher education, requiring commitment in the present to develop long-term solutions into the future. Creating lasting improvement requires providing resources and support to guide talented students from historically underrepresented groups toward careers in academia. As Director of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program, Bengochea will provide insights from the perspective of a premier faculty pipeline development program, which supports fellows on over 80 campuses.

Before joining the Mellon Foundation, Bengochea planned and executed a successful and rapid diversification of the faculty at Connecticut College and held numerous roles at Brown University. While at Brown, Bengochea helped create and launch the university’s First Year Seminar program and oversaw the academic and social well-being of Latino undergraduates. Bengochea holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. from Princeton University, where he studied political philosophy and completed a dissertation on Tocqueville. 

Bengochea’s visit is part of the Leading Voices in Higher Education Speaker Series, which brings creative and strategic leaders from a variety of disciplines to Dartmouth to discuss critical issues in higher education.

For more information, contact:
Thomas Dexter-Rice

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.