Domenzain leaving RWU’s Latino Policy Institute

BRISTOL – Gabriela Domenzain is leaving the position of director of the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University, effective immediately, the university announced Tuesday.

Domenzain, who started in the position in August 2017, is leaving to pursue national-level work involving human rights and journalism, according to RWU.

The LPI will now conduct a search to find a new director over the “next few months.”

“It was an honor to lead the Latino Policy Institute and advocate on behalf of the nearly one in five Rhode Islanders of Latino descent,” Domenzain said in a statement. “Rhode Island and its residents not only welcomed me but proved to be true allies in our mission to stand up for a community that is being attacked daily by Washington. Rhode Islanders know that the state is stronger because of its diversity and that its success depends on engaging all our friends and neighbors.”

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The LPI board praised Domenzain and her impact in the near year that she spent with the institute.

“The LPI Advisory Board is grateful to Gabriela for her steadfast commitment to inform and empower the Latino community,” LPI board co-chair Paola Fernandez said. “In her short time as the director of LPI, she has become an appreciated and highly regarded expert, shepherding important community conversations. Gabriela’s endless energy and passion for our community has already left a mark on LPI and Rhode Island.”

Chris Bergenheim is the PBN web editor.