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QCC President Honored For His Leadership

March, 2021
  • QCC President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D. was honored as one of 50 Most Influential People of Color in Higher Education.
    QCC President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D. was honored as one of 50 Most Influential People of Color in Higher Education.

In just a few short years Quinsigamond Community College’s sixth president, Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D., has made an indelible impression on the College, the City and the Commonwealth. Dr. Pedraja is a staunch advocate for social justice and has been outspoken on issues of racial inequity. 

His steadfast leadership during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with advocacy for the underserved earned him the title of 2021 Innovative Business Leader of the Year by Worcester Business Journal.  

“I am honored to receive this award. Innovation takes more than one person and I could not have accomplished what we did as a college without an excellent team, committed faculty, and staff,” Dr. Pedraja said.

Dr. Pedraja was also named as one of the 50 Most Influential People of Color in Higher Education by Get Konnected!, a cross-cultural professional organization. Dr. Pedraja joined other honorees on March 30 for a virtual celebration that included a panel of educators, who discussed diversity and equity in higher education, leadership, and what the future will hold for the higher education.

“It is an honor to be recognized with such an impressive group of educators. We all strive to ensure higher education is an inclusive community committed to equity, and together, we will continue to breakdown the barriers of systemic racism that have plagued our higher educational system,” Dr. Pedraja said.

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