Prior to being a member of the SASO Board, Susan was Director of the Counseling Center at Fort Lewis College for 27 years.
In this capacity she regularly appreciated the support SASO provided for college students who were sexually assaulted. Susan has an Ed. D. degree in Counseling and is a licensed psychologist. Susan’s previous experience includes sixteen years as a public school teacher and counselor, and four years teaching counseling in graduate schools. As a retiree, Susan takes an active role as a Grandmother, dog owner, playful friend and meditator.
As a community member, Susan can often be found at the Rec Center, the library, hiking on the Durango trails or at the dog park. She places great value on our community and being both a responsible contributor and enjoy-er of the many speakers, art, and music venues of Durango and loves hanging out with close friends.
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Professor Lourdes Carrasco, a native of Mexico, taught Spanish Language, Hispanic Civilization, Culture and Literature at Fort Lewis College for 26 years.
She holds a Ph.D. in Spanish and Latin American Literature from Michigan State University. Her secondary specialization is in Chicano Studies ( University of California, Santa Barbara ). She has dedicated 40 years to education She is particularly interested in women's writing as a "space" in which women create social discourses and communicate with each other. During her tenure at FLC, she was the International Secretary for Phi Sigma Iota, the National Foreign Language Honor Society, acted in plays based on Latina issues, directed a national conference on Latin American Poetry, chaired the Intercultural committee for years, co-founded the Hispanic Center (now El Centro de Muchos Colores), lectured extensively in feminist and minority topics sponsored by the Colorado Endowment for the Humanities, and in 2004 she received the Alice Admire Outstanding Teaching Award.
Students, scholars and friends who are familiar with the voice and work ( both creative and academic) of Dr. Lourdes Carrasco, praise her as a thoughtful, insightful, extremely enthusiastic and high-spirited scholar and human being.
Beyond being active in the community, her life revolves around her family, her friends, extensive reading, dancing and her songs.