Xochitl Delgado Solorzano (‘17) has been named Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Honors College at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
Delgado Solorzano will continue to serve as Director of the Honors College Path Program, which recruits and mentors students from underrepresented populations.
In her new role, Delgado Solorzano will develop and implement the Honors College vision for diversity, equity and inclusion and will play a vital role in securing funds for these efforts. She will work with the Honors College team to address all aspects of operations, from creating content for honors seminars and forums to diversifying the college's faculty, staff, student body and community partners.
"Adding this assistant dean position demonstrates the commitment of the Honors College to become a place where all students feel included and welcomed. We recognize that we have a long way to go to reach this goal, but as a unit, we are ready to do the hard work," Delgado Solorzano said.
In addition to her Master of Public Service, Delgado Solorzano earned her undergraduate degree in Spanish from Hendrix College, and completed a master's degree in Spanish from the University of Kansas.
As a Clinton School student, her field service efforts included working with Goodwill Industries of Arkansas. Delgado Solorzano was part of a team of first-year students that compiled best-practices research for service engagement with the Latino community in Arkansas. The findings were utilized to develop a comprehensive action plan for the organization to better serve and engage the Latino community in central Arkansas.
For her International Public Service Project, she traveled to Accra, Ghana, where she led the implementation of a financial literacy program at two schools in the Greater Accra region.
She has also served as a consultant for the Hispanic Women's Organization of Arkansas and as a program associate at the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation. Through research and administrative support, Delgado Solorzano helped enable these institutions to better serve diverse populations across the state of Arkansas.
Delgado Solorzano was the 2017 recipient of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award. Established in collaboration with the Sullivan Foundation and organized by former Director of Field Service Education Marie Lindquist, the award went to the graduating student who best serves others.
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