Carolina Hernandez, the director of Lehigh's Community Service Office
and co-chair of the university's Council for Equity and Community
(CEC), heads up an office that coordinates community service activities for thousands of Lehigh students each year.
The former AmeriCorps VISTA member, Hernandez was assigned to Lehigh to expand the community service component, and dug in with characteristic gusto.
Through her work with Lehigh over the past several years, she taps into a rich vein of social consciousness on Lehigh's campus. Community service projects coordinated through her office involve roughly 2,500 volunteers each year, and typically result in nearly 50,000 hours of service devoted to the community during the academic year.
A profile of Hernandez appears in the current issue of Diverse Issues in Higher Education
. Click here to read the entire article
Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2009