The ODGE is pleased to announce that Gloria Anglón has been promoted to Assistant Dean for Graduate Education, with responsibility for leading our Diversity Initiatives.
Gloria joined our office in September 2015 as Assistant Director of Diversity Initiatives and the MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP). At the time she took that position, Gloria brought more than 10 years of administrative experience in student affairs, having recently served as an Administrative Fellow and Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions and later as the Assistant Director for Diversity and Student Engagement at Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS). In her role as Assistant Director at MIT, Gloria’s work focused on implementing various diversity initiatives administered by the ODGE, including our CONVERGE and MIT Summer Research Programs.
In August 2016, then-Assistant Dean for Graduate Education Eboney Hearn stepped down from her role in order to assume the position of Executive Director of MIT Engineering Outreach Programs. Since Eboney’s departure, Gloria has graciously and superbly taken on additional responsibilities, including partnering with Principle Investigator Leslie Kolodziejski to oversee MIT’s University Center for Exemplary Mentoring (UCEM). She has also invested in deep engagement with students and staff to advance the 2015 recommendations of the MIT Black Graduate Students Association and the MIT Black Students Union.
As Assistant Dean in the ODGE, Gloria’s expanded role will be to provide creative and strategic leadership, direction, coordination, and assessment of initiatives to enhance diversity, climate, academic success, and retention for students in MIT’s graduate degree programs, in particular for underrepresented minority groups. She will provide advice and counsel to departments, programs, and individual faculty on strategic operations related to enhancing diversity and promoting the success of key constituencies. She will also engage alumni in achieving diversity goals through convening events, celebrating their accomplishments, and engaging them in recruitment and retention activities. As part of her duties, she will also oversee the MIT Summer Research Program, the UCEM (with PI Kolodziejski), and direct recruitment efforts.
The ODGE is very grateful for all that she has done and continues to do to enable MIT to better understand and enhance the experience of our underrepresented graduate students, to make MIT a more welcoming place for all students, and to advance efforts to identify and recruit talented graduate students who are underrepresented in our programs, especially in STEM. Her passion for broadening participation in higher education and advising students remains unabated. Gloria has been there throughout the year to encourage, support and comfort our students, and they are fortunate to have her.
Please join us in congratulating Gloria.