Associate Dean of Graduate Enrollment & Student Services

Irene Rodríguez-Martin is the daughter of immigrants and a first generation college graduate. For the past 20 years she has dedicated her career to issues of access, support and retention for students, especially for students of color. She has taught in the Research Sequence at Smith and serves as an adviser to the Council for Students of Color. While her professional efforts have focused on graduate education, she is also a long-time volunteer within the community on a range of social justice issues. Rodríguez-Martin is a past President and Fundador of the Latino Scholarship Association; a charter member of the Carlos Vega Fund for Social Justice; a former trustee of the Western Massachusetts Community Foundation and the CARE Center; and a member of the Board of Directors at Baystate Medical Center.