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Lizz Elvira

Administrative Assistant, Event Coordinator

Lizz Elvira has been an administrator, educator and fight director for over 15 years. Born in the Hudson Valley, Lizz majored in Theatre Arts and Literature at SUNY New Paltz. After graduation, she moved to Berkeley, California for an Education Administration Fellowship at Berkeley Repertory Theater. Following this life altering experience, Lizz stayed in California as an arts education administrator, theater teacher, coach and fight director/stage combat instructor for organizations including Berkeley Repertory Theater, Berkeley Playhouse, Crowded Fire Theater and the American Conservatory Theater. She has been working in higher education for 8 years. 

In May of 2021, Lizz obtained her Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Stony Brook University, with a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. In addition to her work in the Humanities Department, Lizz is also a staff success mentor for Purchase’s Student Success Program. 

Publications

Master’s thesis: Tackling Inequities and Fostering Inclusion: The Challenges and Opportunities Facing Chief Diversity Officers in Higher Education

Professional Development Activities

Public Speaking Workshop

Tell Your Story Workshops (1&2)