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Dr. Alejandra Rincón, PhD

Alejandra Rincón

Alejandra Rincón, PhD serves as Assistant Vice-Chancellor and Chief of Staff for the Office of Diversity and Outreach at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). In that capacity, she manages the overall operations of the Office of Diversity and Outreach, is the lead strategist for this unit and assists in carrying out the vision and goals for the overall campus. She also serves as a Dean's Diversity Leader for the School of Medicine. In that role, she advances the integration of topics of race and health disparities into the medical curriculum.

She is an educator and professional with over 20 years' experience on issues affecting students of color, English Language Learners, immigrant and Latino students. Her experience includes efforts at bilingual and multilingual programs within large urban school districts, work at a university setting and eight years at the Hispanic Scholarship Fund where she managed various programs as well as all aspects of the organization's $30 million annual scholarship giving and served as the organization's spokesperson on educational issues affecting Latinos.

In addition, Dr. Alejandra Rincón is the author of "Undocumented Immigrants and Higher Education: ¡Sí se puede!" With over 1600 copies sold, this is the first book on the topic to chronicle the historic struggle of undocumented students and their supporters to gain equal access to higher education through in-state tuition laws.

In 2009, her advocacy was recognized in a feature article in People en español, one of the most widely distributed Spanish language magazines in the world. She is also the 2006 recipient of the Human Relations Award of the National Association of College Admissions Counseling. The award honors persons who have been instrumental in making postsecondary education opportunities available to historically underrepresented students.

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