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Ricardo Ariza, M.S.W., Director

Ricardo Ariza, Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs

Ricardo is a native of South Omaha and South High School alumni. He graduated from the University of Nebraska Omaha with his Bachelors in Social Work (1982) and Masters Degree in Social Work (1993).

He is in his 21st. year of employment at Creighton University and is the first Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs (1996 to present).  Served as adjunct-faculty in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology (Fall 2013).

Actively involved in the following activities:

- Asian/Pacific Islander Initiative Committee, member 2014 - present

- Better Way Foundation Network Builder, Fiscal Agent and Thought Partner 2014-present

- Omaha Community Foundation: Futuro Latino Fund, Reader 2014 - present

- Board Member, Catholic Migrant Farmworker Network, 2007-present

- Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities Conference on Multicultural Affairs, 2006 - present

- Gates Millennium Scholarship Program, Reader

 Phone: (402) 280-2469  E-mail: ariza@creighton.edu