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Luis G. Pedraja's Inauguration

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  • Dr. Pedraja's Inauguration
  • Dr. Pedraja's Inauguration
  • Dr. Pedraja's Inauguration
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  • Dr. Pedraja's Inauguration

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QCC President, Dr. Luis G. Pedraja was inaugurated on April 13 at 10:00 a.m. in the Hebert Auditorium. 


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As a child, Dr. Pedraja emigrated from Cuba and grew up in a low-income Miami neighborhood. He became the first in his family to attend college, receiving his BA from Stetson University in Florida.  He later earned a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in Philosophical Theology and Religious Studies.  As QCC’s new president, Dr. Pedraja provides leadership to the college community and is working to enhance the mission of QCC to address higher education needs, economic development and community engagement. Dr. Pedraja lives in Worcester with his wife and daughter

Dr. Pedraja advocates passionately for increased higher education access for all people, especially marginalized people who have been underserved historically by the American higher education system; and he has been quoted on this topic by media outlets including the Associated Press, Huffington Post, International Business Times, and Univision...

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For more information contact president [at] qcc.mass.edu or 508.854.4203.