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Jaime Gonzalez

Assistant Director of the Cassandra Voss Center

B.A., Lawrence University

Jaime Gonzalez is the assistant director at St. Norbert College’s Cassandra Voss Center (CVC), which focuses on transformation through initiatives related to race, class, gender and identity. A Sister Center to the bell hooks Institute at Berea College in Kentucky, the CVC is a 2.8 million dollar building project gaining regional and national recognition.

Jaime Gonzalez has degrees in anthropology and ethnic and education studies from Lawrence University. His interest in the relationship between people and educational institutions led to a number of service and professional opportunities, including serving as a cultural support program resource coordinator for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley partnership with Lawrence University, an ELL Department intern at KIPP Charter schools in Lynn, MA, and an AmeriCorps Term of Service with the Runaway and Homeless Youth Services Program in Appleton. Jaime was also the chair of the Committee on Diversity Affairs at Lawrence University.

Gonzalez has conducted research on the dominant discourse of "coming out" and created an annotated bibliography exploring various forms of coming out in different cultural contexts. Further research projects analyzed the cultural components as to why LGBTQ youth run away from home. Jaime also served as a member of the President’s Committee on Diversity Affairs where he assisted in faculty/staff hiring and student retention initiatives as well as creating and conducting campus-wide diversity and inclusion trainings.

In his position as the assistant director of the Cassandra Voss Center, Jaime manages all programming logistics, PR and media including social media and website pages, building reservations, and supervises Center staff. Jaime's current research interest include a combination of architecture, space, and race/ethnicity as it specifically relates to higher education institutions. 

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