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    Gloria Ochoa

    Tuesday, May 20, 1pm

    Diversity Week - 2014

    Gloria Ochoa currently serves as the Director of Local Government and Multi-Cultural Affairs for the City of Spokane and is an Adjunct Professor at Gonzaga University School of Law.  She also serves as a Commissioner for the Washington State Commission on Hispanic Affairs.

    Gloria commenced her legal career as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Benton County and then transitioned into private practice. Gloria has extensive jury trial experience in criminal cases both as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and as Defense Counsel. Gloria's criminal law practice focused on felony matters in both State and Federal Court. Gloria held a judicial services contract with the Spokane Tribe of Indians and served as Chief Judge for Spokane Tribal Court.

    Gloria is a graduate of Leadership Tri-Cities Class XII and Leadership Spokane 2012. Gloria is a member of the Hispanic Business Professionals Association, the Latina/o Bar Association, the Spokane County Bar Association's Diversity Committee and Washington Women Lawyers. Gloria serves on the board for the Washington State Bar Association Lawyer's Fund for Client Protection Board.

    Gloria is a Washington State Bar Association Leadership Institute Fellow in the inaugural class of 2005 and a 2012 Judicial Institute Fellow. She was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star by Law and Politics Magazine in 2005 and 2013.

    Diversity Week 2014 is co-sponsored by the President's Committee on Diversity, the EWU Office of Business and Finance, EWU Advancement, the Associated Students of Eastern Washington University (ASEWU), EWU Dining Services, Office of Global Initiatives (OGI), Student Activities, Involvement and Leadership (SAIL), Disability Support Services (DSS), the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Social Work (CSBSSW), EWU Libraries, Pride Center, Women's and Gender Studies, and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

    Tuesday, May 20, 1pm, Hargreaves Reading Room.  Gloria Ochoa's Keynote Address, followed by a Dessert Reception.

    Contact Information

    Gayla Thomas, Director of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX/ADA Compliance
    218 Showalter Hall
    Cheney, WA 99004

    email: gthomas9@ewu.edu
    phone: 509.359.4673
    fax: 509.359.6823

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