Rodolfo Ruiz-Velasco

Education Director

Rodolfo earned a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara in 1988 and Master’s degree in Educational Technology from Concordia University Chicago. He came to the United States in 1997. Rodolfo worked as a Student Retention Specialist (2000-2009) and Latino Alliance Club advisor since 2001 at the College of Lake County. He also taught and tutored students in basic mathematics (pre-college level).  His main goal as a Student Retention Specialist was to make sure students at the College of Lake County were successful, completed and transferred to 4 year universities. He also coordinated study groups, workshops, a peer mentoring program and a leadership program. He is very interested in educational technology because he believes that when technology is used correctly, it improves instruction and student success. Rodolfo was the Title V Cooperative Grant Manager from 2009-2016, Men of Vision and Latino Alliance Advisor. The Title V Cooperative with Northeastern University Grant, it is federal funded Program which concentrates in the developing Hispanic Serving Institutions at CLC.  The main goal of the program was to improve retention, completion and transfer at the College of Lake County.   Rodolfo is currently the Latinx Student Outreach and Programs Coordinator at the College of Lake County. Rodolfo has been working at the College of lake County for 25 years.