As the first in her family to attend college, Dr. Katrina Rodriguez earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the early 1990s from Northern Arizona University. She served as a student affairs professional at the University of California at Davis, the University of Arizona, and California State University at Northridge. Arriving at the University of Northern Colorado in 1998, Dr. Rodriguez's work encompassed professional roles in Housing & Residential Education, Women’s Resource Center, and the Stryker Institute for Leadership Development. After receiving her doctorate in 2004, she served as faculty in UNC’s Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership program. In 2011, she began her tenure as the assistant vice president for Student Engagement and dean of students and in 2014, she added campus Title IX coordinator responsibilities to her role. In a major reorganization at UNC in July 2016, Katrina now serves in a newly created division as the vice president for Campus Community and Climate.
“Progress always involves risk. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first." ~ Fredrick Wilcox