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Andréa Rodriguez

Andréa Rodriguez
Assistant Director, USU/APLU Office of Urban Initiatives


  • September 26, 2019
  • As part of a two-day cross state meeting themed: Educate for Opportunity, the panel focused on a partnership on coordinating higher education institutions and credentialing bodies to bolster student success and career outcomes as we prepare for the future of work. Andrea shared examples of innovations APLU/USU member institutions are doing around the future of work and shared ways states can collaborate with higher education institutions to connect traditional academic pathways.

Andréa Rodriguez serves as Assistant Director for the Office of Urban Initiatives.

Prior to joining APLU, she worked as an Academic Coach with Montgomery College’s pathway program, Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES), in which she provided case management services, led workshops, and facilitated cross-institutional activities to support more than 200 enrolled underrepresented students from high school through the baccalaureate degree completion process. She’s held different positions within student affairs and advising at the New School, George Washington University, and at one of the SUNY campuses, The College at Brockport.  Andréa earned her B.S in English Literature and her M.A. in Liberal Studies with a focus on Secondary Education from The College at Brockport, SUNY. She later pursued a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration with a focus on Student Affairs from the George Washington University.  She is currently completing her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Management with a focus on Education Policy at Drexel University.

Andréa serves as an Adjunct Professor in the English and Reading Department at Montgomery College.

Andréa is the daughter of immigrant parents from Ecuador and Uruguay and a first-generation high school graduate, whose first language is Spanish.  She has three brothers, four nieces, and a nephew.  She is a fan of dogs, the outdoors, and eclectic music and books, in both English and Spanish.