Meet Your Enrollment Team
Jose Rodriguez | Re-entry Coordinator - Prison Education Program
Jose Rodriquez joined CU as a student in 2012. Motivated by his incredible daughter, he graduated from CU one week before she graduated from high school. She is now enrolled in college as a second-generation college student with her father’s example to guide her through. Jose is now enrolled in a master’s degree program in organizational leadership, and then plans to pursue his JD towards a long term plan of reforming the American prison system. When a new baby arrives this summer he will begin the parenting student cycle once again!
Jose is an accomplished public speaker in both English and Spanish, with an amazing ability to connect with and motivate students individually and in groups. He infuses his pride in his Puerto Rican heritage in his work and his storytelling, as well as his pride in his family.
At CU, Jose is a vital member of the recruitment team and also supports current students as a case manager for the Prison Education Program. During the Covid-19 crisis, Jose has set up a mobile office and has become the point person for students in need, delivering meals, laptops, and support to housebound students in need. He has pushed the CU staff to recognize the wide range of supports necessary for students right now, causing a shift in budget to support student laptops and launch a formal student emergency fund. Thanks to Jose’s efforts, CU is now including a Chromebook in the on-boarding package for every new student.