As the associate dean of students, Marcelo Vazquez oversees the departments of New Student Initiatives, the Office of Student Conduct, the Tutoring Center, Fraternity & Sorority Life and Student Persistent Research.
"My role is focused on making sure students feel part of the fabric of the University by working on three key areas: inclusivity, persistence and graduation," he says. "I'll coordinate with the five departments I oversee to strengthen a 'College Graduation Culture.'"
To meet the goal of a "College Graduation Culture," a term Vazquez has initiated, he intends to guide the quantitative analysis to shed light on what the University is doing right in helping students persist towards graduation and identify more opportunities for the University of Nevada, Reno to strengthen student persistence towards graduation.
"There is not much research about what universities are doing in establishing a college graduation culture to help students be successful," he said. "What we hope to do is identify what the key variables for the University are in establishing a college graduation culture so we can better understand how to best assist our students in persisting and succeeding in college so they can graduate in four to six years."
Vazquez brings 16 years of university administrative experience from three other universities to the position. He also brings a diverse background, as he is a first-generation, bilingual, Bolivian-American born in the United States.
The fraternity and sorority community exists to promote a unified community of integrity, character and cultural diversity.
NSI exists toto make sure new students at Nevada succeed academically, socially and emotionally in their first year of college.
The Office of Student Conduct administers the Student Code of Conduct, Policies and Guidelines that govern all students enrolled at the University.
Outcomes-based assessment is a systematic approach for documenting what students get out of our programs, services, courses, and events
The Tutoring Center offers supplemental instruction, walk-in labs, group and one-on-one appointments. The resources are available in locations across campus.