MCNY Dean Will Receive Award From NPRDP’s Annual Education/Leadership Project Banquet On May 27th, 2010.

The National Puerto Rican Day Parade, Inc., (NPRDP) a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 1995, was established to create a national awareness and appreciation of Puerto Rican culture and its contribution to the culture and society of the United States. On May 27, 2010, NPRDP will host its annual Educational/Leadership Project Banquet to honor 12 individuals who have excelled and made extraordinary contributions to the field of higher education.

Dr. Ruth E. Lugo,
Dean of the Audrey Cohen School for Human Services and Education (ACSHSE) at Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY), will be honored by the Board of Directors of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in association with the parade’s 2010 Educational/Leadership Project Banquet for her leadership and numerous achievements in the academic arena that spans over two decades.

Born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico and raised in San Juan, Dr. Ruth Lugo earned her B.A. at the University of Puerto Rico; M.A./Ph.D. from the State University of New York, Stony Brook; and A.M. from Middlebury College, Madrid Program. For over two decades, Dr. Lugo has volunteered for the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in the Northeast Region and Puerto Rico as a consultant, evaluator and team chair in the accreditation process.  She has led the candidacy process for the first institution in Latin America to seek international accreditation with Middle States: the Universidad Mayor in Santiago, Chile. Dr. Lugo has also served as an evaluator for the Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education since 1996 and was appointed to be the Institutional Accreditation Liaison for Middle States representing the College.

During her tenure at MCNY, Dean Lugo has developed curriculum and implemented new programs including the college’s first undergraduate liberal arts program in American Urban Studies and the Masters of Science in Education program.  She has helped the college secure over a million dollars through Title V and Title V Coop grants.  These and other funds have resulted in positive institutional changes such as the establishment of the Learning Enhancement Center and several mathematics laboratories and tech-enabled classrooms as well as the provision of training and preparation for teachers in math and science.

Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 6:30 pm

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