ELLEN RIOJAS CLARK, PH.D., ENDOWED CHAIR IN BICULTURAL-BILINGUAL STUDIES
UTSA professor emerita Dr. Ellen Riojas Clark has been an integral part of the UTSA family since the university first opened its doors in 1973. To honor her long tenure and her contributions to bicultural-bilingual studies at both the university and in academia, the College of Education and Human Development invites you to contribute to an endowment to be established in Dr. Clark’s name.
About Dr. Ellen Riojas Clark
A highly respected scholar, Dr. Ellen Riojas Clark is recognized for her expertise in bicultural-bilingual studies and Latino education, as well as her advocacy for equity and social justice. Over her 35-year tenure at the university, Dr. Clark mentored countless students, colleagues, and faculty. She guided young leaders as faculty advisor for many student organizations, such as BESO and MECHA. Many students credit Dr. Clark with encouraging them to not just pursue their academic goals but also to grow in their understanding of their identities and to think about their impact in the community. She also served as the educational content director for the groundbreaking animated PBS children’s series Maya & Miguel. Ellen Riojas Clark has received numerous community awards for her advancement of the arts and literacy.