Multicultural Student Affairs Program Coordinator

Multicultural Student Affairs Program Coordinator

Ohio Wesleyan appoints Rosa Escobar to provide programming for diverse student body

By Katie Kuckelheim ’19

DELAWARE, Ohio – The Ohio Wesleyan University today announced the appointment of 2017 OWU graduate Rosa Escobar as Program Coordinator for the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA).

As a student, Escobar held leadership positions with VIVA Latinx, co-founded the Hispanic and Latinx Outreach (HALO) program, and served on the Student Inclusion Advocacy Committee of the Wesleyan Council on Student Affairs.

In his new role, Escobar will work to create both educational and exciting programming to support first-generation Ohio Wesleyan students, low-income college students, and Dicke Scholars. (Dicke Scholars — students also selected to receive the National Horatio Alger Scholarships — are eligible for additional four-year OWU scholarships funded by a gift from James F. Dicke II of New Bremen, Ohio.)

Escobar, who previously worked in the Ohio Wesleyan Office of Student Engagement, will now report to Charles CM Kellom, MA, Ohio Wesleyan Assistant Dean for Multicultural Student Affairs.

“OWU is a place dedicated to inclusion, and one that includes first-generation and/or low-income students,” Kellom said. “With this position realigned under OMSA, we are ready to provide more intentional, strategic and impactful support than ever before.

“I’m very happy to have Rosa on board,” Kellom continued. “Her experience as an alumna brings invaluable insight to our department. Most importantly, she has already worked to build connections with first-generation students, laying the foundation for larger programs and services to come. »

A native of Los Angeles, California, Escobar earned his Ohio Wesleyan Bachelor of Arts degree in managerial economics.

“As a first-generation college graduate,” Escobar said, “I know the transition to college can be difficult, especially when you don’t have someone to guide you. Therefore, I hope to continue to serve as an advisor and resource for Dicke Scholars, first generation, and low-income students to ease their transition to college.

To learn more about the Ohio Wesleyan Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, visit www.owu.edu/omsa.


Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers more than 90 undergraduate majors and competes in 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through the Ohio Wesleyan OWU Connection program, students integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” listed on the President’s latest Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, and included in U.S. News & World’s “Top Colleges” lists Report and Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.

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