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Rosa-Lugo, Rivers Elected to Serve in National Organizations

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Two faculty members in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders have been elected to serve in leadership roles in national multicultural constituency groups that promote speech-language pathology in identified populations.

Associate Professor Linda Rosa-Lugo (photo, right) has been elected by her peers to serve as vice president for professional practices in speech-language pathology for the national Hispanic Caucus, a professional organization related to the Association of Speech-Language and Hearing (ASHA). "The Hispanic Caucus serves as a forum and voice for meeting the immediate needs of Hispanic professionals, students, and consumers." (ASHA website)

Associate Professor Kenyatta Rivers (see slideshow) has been elected by his peers to serve as a board member of the Executive Board of Directors of the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing (NBASLH). The organization's purpose is "to address the specific needs, concerns, and interests of African American students studying in the profession, African American professionals working in the professions, and African American consumers with communication disorders." (ASHA website)

Last year, alumna Rachel M. Williams (M.A. '96), now a professor at Nova Southeastern University, was elected by her peers to serve as the chair of NBASLH.

Learn more about these multicultural constituency groups at

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