Professor and Dean Rogelio Sáenz received the Cesar Estrada Chavez Award for his leadership in support of workers’ rights and humanitarian issues.
Sáenz was officially honored and recognized by the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED) at the 44th National Conference and Annual Meeting in Atlanta on June 6, 2018. AAAED is a national not-for-profit organization with professionals working in the areas of equal opportunity, compliance and diversity. Each year, the association awards individuals and organizations for outstanding efforts to promote equal opportunity and diversity in education, employment and business.
Rogelio Sáenz, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Demography and holds the Mark G. Yudof Endowed Chair. He writes extensively in the areas of Latina/os, race and ethnic relations, inequality, immigration, public policy, social justice and human rights.
“This is a tremendous honor for work in the area of social justice and the award is quite meaningful as it honors the legacy of Cesar Chavez,” said Sáenz.