University at Albany





Librada Pimentel-Whitaker




1984–         University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, NY
Administrative Officer  (Spanish Speaking) - Department of Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies (LACS)

  • Provisional academic and career advisor to department majors, minors, and graduate students.Outreach and recruitment assistant.
  • Office administrator/manager.
  • Department liaison to faculty, students, and neighboring community.
  • Accounts manager.
  • Work-Study-Student Supervisor.
  • Events Coordinator.
  • Department Webpage Maintenance

1988–2004    Hindelang Criminal Justice Research Center - Rockefeller College, University at Albany, SUNY Albany, NY
Project Support Specialist - Survey / Study translator (Rochester Youth Development Study)

2000 United States Census Bureau,  Albany, NY - Spanish-speaking support staff to study (part-time).


BS - Empire State College, SUNY, Saratoga, NY

  • Community and Human Services- Multicultural Student Education

AAS - Drake Business, New York, NY

  • Major: Business Administration

Certified Supervisor -  Albany, NY
Supervising New York (1991-1994) - Office of Civil Service, NYS  


University Service

















  • University Academic Advisory Committee (2007)
  • Commencement Ceremony Host (Marshal) (1996 -)
  • Mentor (University Faculty Mentor Program), University at Albany (1995- )
  • Sexual Harassment Advisor (1990 - )
  • Student Group Mentor (Fuerza Latina) (1990- )
  • Initiatives for Women (IFW) Awards Selection Committee (2007)
  • Commissioner, University Commission for Affirmative Action. (1999-2006) (appointed by University President)
  • Chair, Affirmative Action Grants Committee (2000-2006)
  • University Police Department Advisory Board Member (2003-2005)
  • Associate, National Coalition Building Institute – NCBI (2002-2004)
  • Associate, Fundraising Campaign for President Karen Hitchcock’s
  • New Frontiers Fund for Initiatives for Women (IFW) (2003 -2005)
  • Student Group Mentor (Omega Phi Beta Sorority Inc.  (2002-2007)
  • President’s Diversity Task Force Member (2001- 03)
  • Chair, Alianza Latina, University at Albany (co-founder) (2000- 05)
  • Member, Racial Concerns Committee (1988 –95)
  • Chair, Alianza Latina Events Committee (1997-00)
  • Awards for Excellence in Support Service Selection Committee (1992/1995)
  • University Community Council (1989-92)
  • Member, Women’s Concerns Committee (1987-94)
  • Facilities Committee (1990)
  • Secretarial/Clerical Council Steering Committee (1988 – 90)
Technical skills: Microsoft applications and Adobe Dreamweaver

Related Training : Integrated Academic Systems (PeopleSoft Programming)
Macromedia Dreamweaver (web site design)                           

Other skills                 

  • Bilingual - proficient in Spanish and comprehension of spoken Portuguese.
  • Excellent organizational and follow-up skills.
  • Resourcefulness and ability to problem solve and take initiative; ability to anticipate needs and priorities.
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities, to work at a fast pace and produce on- deadline.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Pleasant and professional demeanor, diplomacy and good judgment.
  • Certified in “The Protection of Human Participants in Research” (2002)
  • Certificate of Completion:  Save-A-Life Training, University Counseling Center (2007)