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Elvin T. Ramos ’06, MA ’07, DA – Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award

Elvin Ramos, DA, is the founder, president and chief executive officer of Global Tassels (GT). Global Tassels embodies the implementation of his innovative ideas for eliminating poverty in local communities around the world. As president and CEO, he leads GT’s development activities, manages the growth of the organization and is the “face” of Global Tassels to its many global partners and constituencies. Along with GT’s senior staff, its board of directors and GT’s advisory board, Dr. Ramos guides implementation of GT’s strategic plans. Dr. Ramos daily activities encompass a range of endeavors, including: building upon community engagements, overseeing GT’s global operations, enhancing GT’s academic partnerships, budgeting and finance, GT events management, student recruitment and quality assurance, organizational communications, and building GT’s presence in the social media and public relations. 

Before founding Global Tassels, Dr. Ramos served as the Assistant Dean and Interim Department Chair of the Audrey Cohen School for Human Services and Education at Metropolitan College of New York (M.C.N.Y.). During his tenure at M.C.N.Y., Dr. Ramos established a reputation for positive interactions with faculty and staff and engagement with students. He was recognized for the success he had in reaching out to local community groups, in reinforcing high academic standards in the Human Services School, in supporting College-wide accreditation activities (including documenting self-study and faculty development efforts), in enhancing distance learning and student empowerment programs and activities, in continuing to conduct and publish research, and in representing the College at regional and national conferences and at New York City events. At M.C.N.Y., Dr. Ramos oversaw the growth of the Office of Experiential Learning, the New York State C.A.S.A.C. Certificate Program in Substance Abuse Counseling, and the development of the Beta Mu Iota Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa National Academic Honor Society, at Metropolitan College campuses in Manhattan and in the Borough of the Bronx.

Currently, Dr. Ramos serves as Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and a member of the teaching faculty in the Humanities, at the University of the District of Columbia Community College. He is responsible for academic program development, quality assurance, faculty affairs, budget & grant managements, academic services, and special projects. Dr. Ramos teaches courses in American Government, World History, Urban Studies, United States History, Political Science and Global Development. His field of research is the history of world poverty, and his special interest lies in finding ways to eradicate world poverty, in concert with United Nations goals and world efforts at modernization, globalization and international development. He has presented his research in 2013, at the Romanian Institute of Orthodox Theology and Spirituality; in 2014, at the Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities in Osaka, Japan; in 2017, at the International Academic Forum in Honolulu, Hawaii; and most recently, in 2018, at the 9 th International Conference on Language, Innovation, Culture, and Education in Bangkok, Thailand. Dr. Ramos was involved in the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, participating in the accreditation process of Universidad Metropolitana, in 2012, and in the accreditation process of Escuela de Artes Plasticas, in 2013 (both located in Puerto Rico). In addition, Dr. Ramos participates annually in the Global Young Leaders Conference at the United Nations, and he is well-connected to various United Nations Mission Offices that support and promote international humanitarian work and economic development. He is a devoted member of the United Nations Association of New York. In 2016, Dr. Ramos became an Academic Program Board Member for The Diplomatic Council, headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany. 

In 2006, he received his baccalaureate degree in political science, and in 2007, he received his master’s degree in education, both from Adelphi University. In 2010, he earned his doctorate in history from St. John’s University. Adelphi University honored and featured Dr. Ramos as one of its “10 under 10” Successful Young Alumni, in 2012. In January 2018, Dr. Ramos received the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Part-Time Teaching from City University of New York. During his leisure time, Dr. Ramos enjoys traveling around the world, reading, writing, watching TEDtalks, spending time in coffee shops, populating his social media, swimming and running marathons. Dr. Ramos is originally from Cavite City, Philippines, and now lives with his partner in Washington, D.C.