Dr. Patricia Arredondo has had a successful career as an organizational consultant and senior administrator in higher education. She served as president of the Chicago campus of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Senior Vice President Student initiatives with Arizona State University. In these positions, Dr. Arredondo led institutional change initiatives, advanced strategic plans for inclusive diversity, and created partnerships for new business development. As founder and president of a consulting firm based in Boston, she had clients from different industry sectors as she assisted organizations with their diversity strategies.
For the past three years, Dr. Arredondo has been Co-PI for OURS (Outstanding Underrepresented Scholars), a Post-Graduate Leadership Training program funded by NSF. The program is for women in STEM and Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Tribal Colleges.
Throughout her career, Dr. Arredondo has been a scholar and professional organizational leader. Her scholarship has been in the areas of cultural competence in psychology and organizational development, women’s leadership, Latina/o psychology, and social justice advocacy. She has authored and co-authored six books and more than 100 journal articles, book chapters, and bilingual video productions. Dr. Arredondo has also been a pioneering leader with national professional associations. She is the first and only Latina to serve as president of the American Counseling Association and is the Founding President of the National Latina/o Psychological Association.
Dr. Arredondo is affiliated with the American Council on Education as a mentor to their well-known Fellows program. She is also on the faculty team for the New Leadership Academy administered by the National Center for Inclusive Diversity, University of Michigan. She has delivered many seminars on women’s leadership as well nationally and internationally.
For her servant leadership, Dr. Arredondo has been recognized by various associations. Most recently (Fall 2015), she was named a Business Leader of Color by Chicago United and in February 2016, she received the Social Justice Award from Teachers College Roundtable. She is a Fellow with the American Counseling Association and the American Psychological Association and holds an honorary degree from the University of San Diego.
Dr. Arredondo holds bachelor’s degree from Kent State in Spanish and Journalism, a master’s in Counseling from Boston College, and a doctorate from Boston University in Counseling Psychology. She is a licensed psychologist based in Chicago and recently launched the Arredondo Advisory Group.