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Beth Olivares

Associate Dean for Diversity Initiatives, Director, David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity in Arts, Sciences and Engineering
Arts, Sciences, and Engineering

Areas of expertise: educational access and equity for low-income, first-generation college and underrepresented minority students; graduate school admissions and retention; faculty diversity

Press contact:
Melissa Greco Lopes
585-276-3693

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Biography
Beth Olivares is responsible for a broad array of diversity efforts in the College of Arts, Sciences and Engineering. Under her guidance, the Kearns Center has developed educational pipeline programs that work with students from middle school through the doctoral degree. The Kearns Center houses Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math/Science, and the Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program, among others. Olivares serves as one of Arts, Sciences and Engineering's representatives on the Faculty Diversity Committee, is a founding member of the College Diversity Roundtable, and spearheaded the College's surveys of the climate for diversity among undergraduate students in 2008 and 2010. Olivares is currently the president of the Association for Equality and Excellence in Education, Inc., and serves on the board of directors of the Council for Opportunity in Education. She also was recently appointed to the Minority Graduate Education Committee of the GRE Board.