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EKU names director of multicultural student affairs

Liliana Gomez de Coss

RICHMOND, Ky. – Liliana Gomez de Coss has been named the new director of multicultural student affairs at Eastern Kentucky University.

“I believe that through effective leadership, honest conversations, and encouraged student involvement, change can happen that will positively affect the campus community and all those who interact with it in the office of multicultural student affairs,” Gomez de Coss said.

Before being appointed director, Gomez de Coss served as associate director of Latino retention and outreach, where she helped institute recruitment and retention initiatives to encourage Latino student success. Under her leadership, the university welcomed the largest incoming Latino class in recent years, and the highest retention rate of Latino students compared to other groups.

She continues to serve as the Latino Student Association adviser, freshman academy staff mentor and co-director of EKU Camino to Success Camp. “In this new role, I will strive to be a resource to all students, faculty and staff,” she said.

Gomez de Coss earned a bachelor of business administration degree in finance and marketing from the University of Kentucky in 2011 and a master’s of public administration degree from EKU in 2017.

During her time at EKU, she has received numerous awards, including the Staff Diversity Award for her work in diversity and inclusion.