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Dr. Patricia Arredondo

Dr. Patricia Arredondo

President, Arredondo Advising Group
Special Advisor to the Dean of Academic Affairs

Fielding Graduate University

Dr. Patricia Arredondo is an academic entrepreneur, scholar-practitioner, and social justice advocate. She has dedicated her career to advancing multicultural competency development and social justice principles in organizations. Author/co-author of seven books and more than 100 refereed journal articles, book chapters, and training videos, she has presented her work in China, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Guatemala, Qatar, South Africa, and other countries. Her books include Successful Diversity Management Initiatives, Counseling Latinas/os (co-authored), and her newest book in 2018, Latinx Immigrants: Transcending Acculturation and Xenophobia (Ed.). Her current research addresses gender microaggressions in the workplace.

For more than 15 years, Dr. Arredondo held senior leadership roles in higher education. She was president of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago campus, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee UWM), and Senior Vice President for Institutional Initiatives, Arizona State University (ASU). She was also a full professor with ASU and UW For four years, she was Co-PI for an NSF-funded academic leadership program for women of color in STEM at HBCU and Tribal Colleges with Fielding Graduate University.

Leadership is core to Dr. Arredondo’s professional endeavors. She was the first Latinx president of the American Counseling Association and the founding president of the National Latina/o Psychological Association. She was president of Divisions for the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American Psychological Association. In addition to serving on the AAHHE board, she has board appointments to DiversityMBA, the Marie Fielder Social Justice Center, and the Latina Researchers Network.

Dr. Arredondo a Fellow of ACA and APA and was designated a Living Legend by ACA for her scholarship in multicultural competency development. For her leadership and scholarship in psychology, she was recognized as a Changemaker: Top 25 Psychologists of Color by the American Psychological Association in 2018. Dr. Arredondo is the recipient of many awards for her servant leadership as a social justice and inclusive diversity advocate. In 2018, she was the recipient of the Anthony Marsella Social Justice award from Psychologists for Social Responsibility. Additionally, she was received the Leader of Color Award from Chicago-United in 2016, Hispanic Executive Award in 2014, and an honorary degree from the University of San Diego.

Currently, Dr. Arredondo is CEO of the Arredondo Advisory Group and Faculty Fellow with Fielding Graduate University. She is also on the faculty of the New Leadership Academy hosted by AAHHE and the National Forum, University of Michigan. Her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology is from Boston University. She is a licensed psychologist and National Certified Counselor. Dr. Arredondo is of Mexican American heritage, originally from Lorain, Ohio.

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