Aida Rodriguez - Professor of Professional Practice
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    Aida Rodriguez

    Professor of Professional Practice

    Office Location:

    Fanton Hall/Welcome Center


    Aida Rodriguez holds a PhD from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 1990; and, a BA from Princeton University, 1976. She is a Professor of Professional Practice and Chair of Management Programs at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, where she teaches several graduate courses. Formerly Deputy Director of the Equal Opportunity Division at The Rockefeller Foundation, she was a co-recipient of the Council on Foundations’ Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grant making in 2003.

    Rodriguez has served on many nonprofit boards including NYRAG, One Economy, Inc., Alliance for Nonprofit Management, Learning Leaders, Inc., Hispanics in Philanthropy, and on the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Policy Council.  She is currently the Senior Management Advisor to the Northeast Regional Office of Hispanics in Philanthropy. She also serves on the Office of Children and Family Services’ [OCFS’] Child Welfare Research Advisory Panel.  Rodriguez frequently lectures on the future of the philanthropic sector, Latinos in the United States, leadership in communities of color, community development, and the effective management of not-for-profit organizations.