New STH Associate Dean For Students and Community Life
Cristian De La Rosa is the first dean of Latinx heritage at the school
Cristian De La Rosa, a member of the School of Theology faculty for 10 years, has been appointed the school’s new associate dean for students and community life. She is the first dean of Latinx heritage at STH, which boasts one of the largest Latinx faculties among theological schools in the United States.
De La Rosa previously worked closely with students while she served as codirector of the Contextual Education Office. In that role, she supported the contextual education program of STH, with a focus on community partnerships and placements.
“Dr. De La Rosa has been exemplary in finding creative solutions, cultivating networks, and fostering fruitful collaboration within the School of Theology and with external partners and communities,” says G. Sujin Pak, dean of STH. “She is a gifted administrator committed to fostering beloved community that honors and celebrates differences while actively seeking intersections of shared advocacy and mutual well-being.”
“It is my hope that I can accompany our students in meaningful and relevant ways during these complex and uncertain times of a global pandemic,” says De La Rosa.