Alberto Ramos

Alberto Ramos

Alberto Ramos was named Plymouth State University’s chief diversity officer and director of diversity, equity and social justice in 2022, becoming the first to serve in this role for the University. Ramos arrived from the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System where he has served in various roles, including adjunct faculty member, diversity and equity success specialist, and chief diversity officer.

Ramos works closely with senior leadership to revise and develop University policies and procedures, including developing, supporting, and advancing the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice as a hub where students of all backgrounds and the community can gather, learn, discuss issues, and more.

Ramos brings extensive experience developing and delivering programs focused on improving inclusion and retention for students from a diverse variety of backgrounds. He has led affinity groups for Black, Indigenous, and people of color students and employees; created paid diversity-related student leadership positions; and delivered an antiracism series for faculty and staff that helped North Hennepin Community College (NHCC) in Brooklyn Park, MN, achieve the prestigious Insight into Diversity’s HEED (Higher Education Excellence in Diversity) award. Ramos also created a 16-credit Racial Justice and Social Transformation certificate program at NHCC.

Ramos, is bi-lingual in English and Spanish, holds a master of arts degree in teaching English as a second language, with a teaching English as a foreign language emphasis, a bachelor of arts in travel and tourism and communications studies from St. Cloud State University, and a professional certificate in leading for inclusion and racial justice from Antioch University.