DeVry University Adds Two Latinx Tech Leaders To It’s Board Of Trustees

A new study from Pritzker-backed tech-sector booster P33 highlights the shortage of Black and Latino computer science grads in Illinois.

The lack of diversity at technology companies in Illinois mirrors the demographic profile of computer science programs at local public and private universities, a new report conducted by the Tech development organization P33 report shows.

But the issue of lack of diversity and inclusion in the tech sector of those from the Latino community can still be found across the board in the US.

And with a more pronounced focus to increase innovative education and close society’s opportunity gap, DeVry University has added two prominent Latina leaders to help in that effort.

One of the leaders is Raquel Tamez, chief inclusion and engagement officer (CIEO) at Charles Rivers Associates.

She was hired as the company’s first CIEO in May 2021, and since then has worked on developing programs and initiatives aimed at diversifying its workforce and strengthening its culture.

The other appointed board member is Krisztina “Z” Holly, venture partner at Good Growth Capital, who is also an MIT-trained engineer serial founder.

Tom Monahan, DeVry University president and CEO, said: “As educators, we must help prepare learners for a workforce that is shaped by technology.

“And as a society, we have to ensure that the opportunities created by the digital revolution lift all Americans by providing access and support for ‘new traditional’ learners,” he said.

Each DeVry board member serves a two-year term, and collectively, has the responsibility of approving the university’s missions, policies, strategic plan, annual operating plan and all matters related to governance of DeVry.

Abbianca Makoni

Abbianca Makoni is a content executive and writer at POCIT! She has years of experience reporting on critical issues affecting diverse communities around the globe.

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