We're excited to announce that Tasha Robles joins Gender and Women's Studies as our new Academic Program Coordinator on Friday, November 13, 2020! As Academic Program Coordinator, she will serve as academic advisor for students; help coordinate courses and curriculum; participate in planning public programs and communication; and provide a range of other administrative support for the department.
Tasha Robles brings to GWS a strong background in both student affairs and academic affairs. Most recently she has worked as Senior Academic Advisor in the Department of Spanish and has many years of experience advising a wide range of students from diverse demographic and academic backgrounds. Widely respected as a leader among academic advisors on our campus and nationally, she has chaired the campus-wide Illinois Academic Advising Committee and has also presented her work at gatherings of national organizations, such as NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. With undergraduate degrees in Spanish and Political Science, a minor in Latino/Latina Studies, and a master’s degree in higher education, she has a strong multi- and interdisciplinary background and a record of advocacy for students of diverse backgrounds. Her extensive knowledge of University of Illinois administrative and academic systems will be an enormous benefit to Gender and Women's Studies. Welcome, Tasha!!