Ruben P. Viramontez Anguiano Elected to NCFR Board of Directors

Ruben P. Viramontez Anguiano

SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA The National Council on Family Relations’ (NCFR) membership has elected Ruben P. Viramontez Anguiano, Ph.D., CFLE, as a new member-at-large on the NCFR Board of Directors. Dr. Anguiano is professor and founding program chair of the Department of Human Development and Family Relations at the University of Colorado Denver.

Dr. Anguiano has been an NCFR member for 25 years and is the founding president of the Rocky Mountain Council on Family Relations. He has also served as president and vice president of the Ohio Council on Family Relations; Students and New Professionals representative for the Ethnic Minority Section (now the Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Families Section); and served on the NCFR Qualitative Member's Survey Review Committee.

“As an NCFR Board Member, I would be dedicated to supporting inclusion, equity and diversity throughout the organization. I have been part of NCFR for 25 years and have seen it grow and serve as a voice for all families. I believe if elected as a board member I can continue to help NCFR grow and serve it's members.” Dr. Anguiano wrote in his candidate statement. “I have committeed my career to supporting diversity and I believe that NCFR can be a home for different individuals who believe in family diversity and social justice.”

Dr. Anguiano and the other newly elected board members will assume their roles at the 2020 NCFR Annual Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, planned for Nov. 11-14.


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