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Alicia Cohen

Director of Diversity Programs
  • Director of Intercultural Engagement Center

Alicia Cohen

Cultural and Community Centers
150B Squires Student Center (0187)
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Alicia Cohen is the director of diversity programs in the office for inclusion and diversity. In this role she provides leadership for diversity education for students and facilitates customized workshops on a variety of topics including: Communicating Respectfully; Creating Inclusive Workplaces; Cultural Competence; Disability and Diversity; Facilitating Conversations; Fostering Inclusion; Neurodiversity; Principles of Community; Privilege and Oppressions; Social and Personal Identity; and Understanding Microaggressions. 

She also serves on the Sexual Violence Culture and Climate Work Group and co-facilitates the community engagement subcommittee.

Alicia began her career at Virginia Tech in 1989 as the coordinator of student organizations. After working 10 years in student activities she moved to multicultural affairs as assistant to the vice president. She served in multiple capacities in a number of university offices focusing on issues of diversity and inclusion.

She earned her B.S. in Science and Technology Studies from Lyman Briggs School at Michigan State University and her M.A. in College and University Administration with a Health Promotion Cognate from Michigan State University.