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Ellen Riojas Clark, Ph.D.
Endowed Chair in Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

An Invitation

UTSA professor emerita Dr. Ellen Riojas Clark has been an integral part of the UTSA family since the university first opened its doors in 1973. To honor her long tenure and her contributions to bicultural-bilingual studies at both the university and in academia, the College of Education and Human Development invites you to contribute to an endowed chair to be established in Dr. Clark’s name.

About Dr. Ellen Riojas Clark

A highly respected scholar, Dr. Ellen Riojas Clark is recognized for her expertise in bicultural-bilingual studies and Latino education, as well as her advocacy for equity and social justice. Over her 35 year tenure at the university, Dr. Clark mentored countless students, colleagues, and faculty. She guided young leaders as faculty advisor for many student organizations, such as BESO and MECHA. Many students credit Dr. Clark with encouraging them to not just pursue their academic goals but also to grow in their understanding of their identities and to think about their impact in the community. She also served as the educational content director for the groundbreaking animated PBS children's series Maya & Miguel. Ellen Riojas Clark has received numerous community awards for her advancement of the arts and literacy.

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An endowed chair position is one of the highest honors a university may bestow on a faculty member and is a wonderful way to honor the work of exceptional people like Dr. Clark. The Ellen Riojas Clark, Ph.D. Endowed Chair in Bicultural-Bilingual Studies will recognize outstanding scholarship and teaching as well as a commitment to the educational needs of traditionally underserved populations.

This chair will be the first named for an academic Latina in the United States—to accomplish a landmark "first" in higher education would bring enormous distinction not only to UTSA, but also to the proud Latino community of San Antonio and Texas.

The addition of endowed chairs is particularly important to the university’s continued advancement to Tier One research university status. Such positions are crucial for recruiting and retaining high-caliber faculty who are dedicated to scholarship, teaching, and service to the community. UTSA is committed to providing the best for our students. This chair will impact our students, our community and the college’s distinction for generations to come.

A gift of any size will honor Dr. Ellen Riojas Clark.

Need more Information?

For more information, contact Brittany Pratt at Brittany.Pratt@utsa.edu or (210) 458-6036.

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