Departure of Alex Romero

Jun. 24, 2021

The Office of Student Diversity & Social Justice is writing to inform you all that the Latinx Program Coordinator/Interim Assistant Director for Social Justice, Alex Romero, will be leaving UNLV effective 7/9/2021.  Alex has been serving as a scholar-advocate-practitioner at UNLV for 5 years now, and has played an integral part in shifting processes, systems, and infrastructures for the sake of supporting the students within our campus community.

Alex’s work and contribution have led to establishing long-lasting resources for the Latinx community in addition to helping them feel seen and authentically supported. Alex has always challenged himself in his work and has in turn created numerous collaboration initiatives across campus that centered the Latinx population. Alex’s warm and collaborative nature has created a support system for UNLV students that will last even after his departure from UNLV. Here is a list of Alex’s notable achievements:

  • Created the #YoSoyUNLV Student Series that composes of monthly student meetups and center the Latinx student experience

  • Created Latinx Activism Week, a yearly event series that hosts events, speakers, and information regarding the intersection of Latinidad and Activism

  • Created the first #YoSoyUNLV Latinx Resource Guide which serves as a hub of information for the Latinx community

  • Led and coordinated the Latinx Graduation Celebracion: #SiempreUNLV, for the past 3 years which showcased and celebrated over 250 latinx graduates from UNLV

  • Served as an advisor for student groups like MEChA de UNLV, Kappa Delta Chi, Omega Delta Phi, and Sigma Delta Alpha

  • Assisted the past two years with Latinx Scholars Day, an event that brings high schoolers from high latinx population to a day at UNLV

  • Created the Latinx Comunidad & Advocacy Scholarship in collaboration with CSUN that awards 4 UNLV students with $2,000 for their leadership on or off-campus that help transform social climates to benefit, advocate, support, and uplift Latinx/Latino communities

  • Co-Created and Advised the Men of Color Alliance (MOCA) with Kevin Wright and Orlando White

Alex, the Office of Student Diversity & Social Justice is grateful for all of your contributions and you will be truly missed!

-Thank You.