Latinx community welcomes Iván Solís Cruz

By: Marti Dense,  Program Administrator, Latina/o Studies
April 24, 2020

The Latina/o Studies Program, Latinx Student Success Office, Latino Living Center and the Latinx community at Cornell University welcomes the new Residential Hall Director of the Latino Living Center, Iván Solís Cruz beginning May 1, 2020.

Iván’s current role at Cornell University is the Residence Hall Director for Low Rise 6 & 7 and first-year community. Iván joined Cornell in January 2020 from his previous role as Resident Director at the University of Alaska Fairbanks “Go Nanooks!”, where he created a mentorship program for men of color.

Originally from Guerrero, Mexico, Iván calls Chicago, Illinois his home where most of his family resides. Ivan completed his bachelor of science in biology from Ashford University in 2011 and his M.S. Ed. in College Student Personnel Administration from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2018. Through his involvement in Student Affairs, Iván had the opportunity to work with folx from many different backgrounds and identities including students of color and undocumented students.

The Latino Living Center, founded in 1994, houses fifty-five residents who represent a variety of heritages and backgrounds. All have a common interest in the Latinx community, as demonstrated by events like the Café con Leche series, Bienvenidos BBQ, and the Latinx Unity Dinner.

Iván is excited to begin working with and supporting the LLC, the Latinx community, and campus partners.

We look forward to his transition to the LLC and we extend a warm welcome from the Latinx community at Cornell. Ivan can be reached via email at


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