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Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion have been long-standing values at DePaul College of Law, beginning with a tradition for welcoming students from all backgrounds to our community.

Our current diversity and inclusion efforts have grown from this tradition. Our administrators, faculty, staff, students and alumni work collaboratively on various initiatives, from programs and mentoring for students, to collaborations in Chicago with organizations equally committed to these core values.

Ana Vazquez-Riviera

Dr. Ana Vazquez-Rivera
Director of Diversity, Inclusion & Student Life

Dr. Ana Vázquez-Rivera has over 20 years of professional experience in the field of education, specializing in diversity initiatives, student affairs, and teaching. In her current role, she is responsible for diversity, wellness and student leadership programming.

Dr. Vazquez-Rivera holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, as well as a Ph.D. from Loyola University-Chicago. Her dissertation documented the college experiences of Latinx students at predominantly White higher education institutions.

Dr. Vazquez-Rivera has committed much of her research and education advocacy to fostering positive educational experiences for students, particularly diverse students and helping them achieve their educational goals. Contact her at (312)362-8299 or