Melina Pastos Candidate Statement 2018

With a more than 15-year career in higher education, the breadth of my work has included international program management at UC Berkeley, Native student retention at the University of Alaska, instruction at a tribal college, and most recently at UO, over 5 years in student advising. I also bring experience from the non-profit and business sectors and an interdisciplinary social science background. Attending Faculty Senate meetings this past year was a reminder to me that academic affairs and student affairs need to be in constant collaboration to complement each other’s efforts and build supportive relationships across campus units. Motivated by the goal of creating access and equity in education, UO’s Student Success Initiatives and Core Education Reform are some of the issues that interest me in serving on the Senate.

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