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The Butler Center Staff engages CC's diverse student body through intercultural exchange and multicultural student development models. Our expertise invites expansive sharing across perceived differences, rather than narrow restrictions to perceived sameness.



headshot-2-fall-2021_edited.jpgRosalie Rodriguez

Senior Associate Dean of Students for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
and Director of the Butler Center

Worner Campus Center Office 234A
(719) 389-6338 | rrodriguez@coloradocollege.edu

Rosalie comes to CC from Bucknell University, where she was most recently the director of multicultural student services. In that role she worked closely with students of color, advising, mentoring, and connecting students to resources. In addition she developed and facilitated campus-wide programs to increase cultural awareness, understanding, and competence, and promoted the understanding of diverse cultures and perspectives including privilege and power relationships. She has previously served as Director of Multicultural Services at Bucknell University and Special Assistant to the President for Diversity & Inclusion at Juniata College, a chief diversity officer position, where her worked earned the College a H.E.E.D. award in 2015. 

Rosalie holds a B.S. in Biology and Communication from Juniata College and a M.A. in Community Psychology and Social Change from Penn State Harrisburg. Rosalie is the past President of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Multicultural Education (PA-NAME) and co-founder of the Pennsylvania Association of Liaisons and Officers of Multicultural Affairs.

Rosalie has extensive experience in the field of equity, advocacy and student affairs, both regionally and nationally.  Her research and workshops are focused on the impacts of disparate policies on disenfranchised communities and most recently on addressing food insecurity on college campuses. This work earned her a Presidential Award at Bucknell University in 2017 and Outstanding Staff Contribution Award in 2020;  Most recently,  Rosalie has focused on the need for a “radical” form of self-care for activists and educators of color and in LGBTQIA+ communities, for whom mainstream self-care narratives are  oftenlimiting. 

 

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Learning Development and Outreach Coordinator
Worner Campus Center Office 205A
(719) 389-6198 | ngough@coloradocollege.edu

A Southern native, Noble earned both their B.A. in Writing and their M.S. in College Student Personnel and Administration at the University of Central Arkansas. While an employee as well as a student at UCA, Noble had the chance to work in a wide variety of functional areas, including the Office of Diversity of Community, the Office of Student Success, and the Office of Leadership Studies. It was also during this time that they were involved in the foundation of UCA's first LGBTQIA+ Mentorship Program, were a facilitator of the transgender/gender nonconforming support group, Gender Expansive, and served as the staff advisor to the on-campus LGBTQIA+ student organization, PRISM.

Noble has also served on the Arkansas Transgender Equality Coalition (ArTEC)'s Board of Directors and Research Working Group, where they assisted with grant funded research focused on the disparities experienced by transgender Arkansans, contributed to the development and facilitation of transgender competency seminars and trainings for state employees, and aided with the formation and conduction of various name and gender change clinics throughout the state. Additionally, they actively participated in, contributed to, and collaborated with other central Arkansas non-profits and organizations providing support and resources to underserved and marginalized populations.

Noble is passionate about recognizing and acknowledging all parts of students' intersecting identities and providing a brave space where they can feel seen, heard, supported, and encouraged on their journey of growth and development at Colorado College. They are both honored and excited to join The Butler Center, as well as the Colorado College community as a whole, and to meaningfully contribute to the essential and ever-evolving services that they provide to students.

Programmatic Initiatives: The Masculinity Project, LGBTQIA+ Initiatives, and the First Generation Collegiate Program

 

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Flor Ramirez

Administrative Assistant
Worner Campus Center Office 234
(719) 389-6338 | framirez@coloradocollege.edu

As the daughter of migrant farmworkers, Flor learned early on the meaning of back-breaking hard work and how crucial education is. While serving her country overseas, she completed an Associate in Arts at Hillsborough Community College.  She is a first-generation college student and her education has allowed her to support her family in many vital processes, such as gaining citizenship. Flor is a member of the Mixtec tribe in Oaxaca, Mexico, which is an important part of her identity and has played a significant role in her desire for Native American culture conservation.

As a first-generation soldier, Flor takes much pride in being a service member of the United States Armed Forces. Flor has been serving her country since June of 2018 and was activated on December 2019. On September 2020, the Army Commendation Medal was awarded to Flor for her service and efforts in Operation Enduring Freedom-Spartan Shield. Most recently, she worked at the United States Military Hospital of Kuwait as the Orthopedics Department Manager and clinic administrator.

After encountering negative dialogue surrounding the social identifiers in the military, sparked by the Black Lives Matter Movement, Flor realized the impact of lacking proper guidance in having these conversations, can have. The Butler Center’s mission in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is integral in developing this mindset and revitalized the anti-racist movement from a higher academic perspective. Flor is grateful and honored to be part of the Butler Center team where she will be supporting two amazing individuals as they continue to implement crucial DEI work. Most of all, welcoming students and building community with students is priceless.

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