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  • Carlos S. Maldonado, PhD (1953 - 2008)
    Carlos S. Maldonado, PhD (1953 - 2008)
    Emeritus Professor
    203 Monroe Hall

    Dr. Carlos Maldonado earned a BA in history in 1977 from California State university, Stanislaus. He received his MA in Chicano Studies in 1986 at the University of Oregon. Maldonado joined Eastern Washington University's Chicano Education Program in 1987 as director and associate professor. During his tenure in the Chicano Education Program, the program experienced significant expansion in the quality and quantity of its academic offerings, its support services, and in the number of Chicano/Latino students attending EWU. In 2002, Maldonado succeeded in bringing the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) to EWU. Maldonado was a member of the organizing committee to establish the Pacific Northwest chapter of the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) in 1989. At the national level, he was chairperson of the coordinating board of NACCS and served as the Executive Director and coordinator of the first National Office until 1989. Maldonado was coeditor of The Chicano Experience in the Northwest. He did research and gave multiple presentations focusing on the Mexicano/Chicano presence in the Northwest.

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