Baruch’s Professor Cordero-Guzmán Elected by Peers to ARNOVA Board

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New York, NY – November 1, 2006—Baruch Professor Héctor Cordero-Guzmán, a sociologist and the chairman of the Department of Black and Hispanic Studies, has been elected by his academic and professional peers to serve on the Board of Directors of the Association for Research on Non-Profit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), the largest non-profit/third sector studies organization in the world.

“It is an honor to be asked to serve the association and to be elected by my peers and colleagues from around the world who know and work with all kinds of non-profit organizations,” Cordero-Guzmán said.

“While this is going to mean more work at the national and international level, it will also increase the profile and visibility of Baruch College and its Department of Black and Hispanic Studies among the many ARNOVA members and institutions. The College is a vital resource to non-profit organizations, as well as for the foundations, corporations, and government entities that support them,” he noted.

Cordero-Guzmán’s work focuses on immigrant groups, community-based organizations (CBOs), and social service providers. The Rockefeller Foundation has funded his research at Baruch. He has taught courses in statistics and social science research methods; urban demographic, economic, and fiscal change; non-profit management; race and ethnicity; and migration processes and policies.

Currently, Cordero-Guzmán is completing a monograph analyzing the role of CBOs in the socio-politic-economic adaptation and incorporation of immigrants, and this summer, Mayor Bloomberg appointed Cordero-Guzmán to the Temporary Commission on Day Laborer Job Centers. He also serves on the Board of Directors of several important non-profits, including ACCION-New York, the largest micro-lending organization in the country, and the Community Service Society of New York, one of the oldest and largest anti-poverty groups in the country, and has just finished serving his term on the Board of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone.   

“Many families and communities throughout New York depend on the multiple services and programs non-profit agencies provide for their safety, health, well-being, and development. Non-profit organizations employ significant numbers of Baruch students and alumni, and being well connected to this sector increases the quantity and quality of the opportunities that we can offer to our highly talented students,” Cordero-Guzmán explained.

Cordero-Guzmán was recently honored at the 5th Annual Latino Trendsetter Awards presented by DTM (Dominican Times Magazine) in a ceremony that included the “Top Twenty Hispanic American Achievers” in the arts, entertainment, culture, community service, health, education, and corporate and entrepreneurial leadership.


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