As director of community relations, González will serve as a primary point of contact with local community and nonprofit organizations and will be responsible for developing strategies to ensure the university is engaged with these organizations and the broader community, UW said in a press release.
“I look forward to being a part of ensuring that the university is creating opportunities for all members of our community, their families and thinking strategically about future students to be able to engage them successfully over the long term so they flourish in our city and state,” González says in a statement.
González currently serves as diversity manager for Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care where she has been selected to serve on the Diversity Advisory Council of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). Since 2016, González has led Agrace’s efforts to improve access to hospice and palliative care among multicultural and underserved patients.
González is a longtime active member in the community, especially with Latino organizations where she was the past board of directors president for Centro Hispano of Dane County. She was named to Madison365’s list of Most Powerful Latinos in Wisconsin in 2017.
González starts her new job on Aug 5. She replaces Leslie Orrantia, who recently left to become deputy mayor for the city of Madison.