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 Advancing Diversity Award Winner 

Miami Dade College

Lenore P. Rodicio, Vice Provost for Student Achievement at Miami Dade College, accepting the Advancing Diversity Award on behalf of President Eduardo Padrón.

Diversity at Miami Dade College (MDC) is much more than diversity of people, cultures, and celebrating differences. The more-than 300 programs of study offered by MDC educate the community, make a positive impact, and help the region grow.

The college’s 174,000 students represent 185 countries and 94 different languages. Nearly three quarters of the students need some type of college preparatory course work. More than half are the first in their families to attend college, and 67% are low-income.

“For many of these students, MDC represents their only real chance to enroll in higher education,” said MDC President Eduardo Padrón.

Supporting these students through innovative programs and ongoing advocacy efforts has become vital to ensuring their success, and this is reflected in MDC’s impressive track record of results in retention, graduation, and overall achievement. The college graduates more Black and Hispanic students than any other community
college in the nation.


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