Vice President of Student Affairs, University of Northern Colorado
Dr. Katrina Rodriguez leads the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Northern Colorado which includes overseeing efforts related to climate, inclusion, equity, and community building initiatives. In her role as vice president, Katrina partners with students, staff, and faculty to identify and implement strategic initiatives to build and support a healthy and inclusive university community. In the Division of Student Affairs, she has the privilege of providing leadership to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance, Housing and Residential Education, Dining Services, and the Campus Recreation Center.
As the first college graduate in her family, Katrina received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northern Arizona University and her doctorate from the University of Northern Colorado. At institutions in Arizona, California, and Colorado, her professional roles include, associate professor for the program in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership, assistant vice president for student engagement and dean of students, Title IX coordinator, director of the Women’s Resource Center and Stryker Institute, and a range of roles in Residence Life. Her research activity includes 35 juried publications and presentations. As someone who enjoys doctoral graduate research, Katrina has also served on 43 dissertation committees. When discussing change, she likes to quote F.B. Wilcox: “Progress always involves risks. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first base.”