Larry Jolón

Position title: Leadership Development Specialist

Email: larry.jolon@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-2421

LARRY JOLÓN

AREAS OF SPECIALTY:

Leadership Development & Learning, Project Management, Process Improvement, Social Justice, & Student Advising

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND:

B.A. in American Studies – Gender Studies Focus, Dickinson College

In Progress – M.S. in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis – Higher Education Student Affairs, UW-Madison (expected 2021)

AREAS OF INTEREST:

Philadelphia 76ers/Minnesota Lynx and discussing the NBA/WNBA, playing ultimate frisbee, backpacking, hiking, biking, watching movies, volunteering, listening to hip-hop/rap, and spending time with close friends.

PERSONAL BIOGRAPHY:

I grew up in Los Angeles, CA. I moved to Carlisle, PA in 2011 as a Posse Scholar to pursue my bachelors degree at Dickinson College. At Dickinson, I was involved in community service programming, fraternity life, leadership programming, social justice work, student conduct, and violence prevention education.

After my undergraduate career, I moved to Madison, WI in 2015 and have worked in various capacities in the Madison community. I have over four years of experience working in the corporate, higher education, and non-profit realms leading teams, guiding change management processes, and engaging in workflow process improvement. I have seen and enacted leadership in different capacities, and I am interested in meshing leadership theory with social justice principles into practice.

I am excited to advise our student leaders, impart lessons I have learned in my professional career, and develop inclusive and engaging leadership opportunities for our campus.

FAVORITE QUOTES:

“[T]he more radical the person is, the more fully he or she enters into reality so that, knowing it better, he or she can transform it. This individual is not afraid to confront, to listen, to see the world unveiled. This person is not afraid to meet the people or to enter into a dialogue with them. This person does not consider himself or herself the proprietor of history or of all people, or the liberator of the oppressed; but he or she does commit himself or herself, within history, to fight at their side.” ― Paulo Freire

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