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Gradilla, Alejandro



Alejandro Gradilla (pronouns he/his/him) was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and identifies as Chicano. He has dedicated his professional career to serve students to help them achieve their academic goals. He is currently the Assistant Director of Latinx/Hispanic American Student Engagement under the leadership of the Multicultural Academic Student Services Office at Central Michigan University (CMU). Prior to joining CMU, Alex was the coordinator for DEI initiatives, the LUCERO program, and the Cesar Chavez Learning Center under the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at LCC. He formerly was a case worker providing social support services to unaccompanied refugee and immigrant minors placed in foster care programs at Samaritas in Michigan. Alex earned a BA in Sociology from California State University, Chico, an MA in Sociology from Michigan State University, and is currently pursuing a PhD degree in Educational Leadership at CMU.

More about Alejandro Gradilla

Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Leadership - Present
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Master of Arts, Sociology - 2016
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan

Bachelor of Arts, Sociology - 2005
California State University, Chico
Chico, California
Minor: Chicana/o Studies

Higher Education Student Success • Race & Ethnic Relations • Urban Studies • US Immigration Policy • Chicanx/Latinx Studies • Social Justice