Patricia A. de Freitas is our 2013 honoree joined Cal Poly Pomona in 1995. She has served as the interim associate dean of the College of Education & Integrative Studies and has been the chair of the ethnic and women’s studies department for 10 years. Her leadership and vision for the EWS department led to the expansion of the curriculum, the extension of technology as a pedagogical tool, and the greater involvement of faculty in university community service and multicultural programs. She is well known in her field and an expert in the production of identities, which she has demonstrated through her support of student affairs and in the campus cultural centers. Most recently, she was involved in community outreach with the Chino Institute for Women Education Program.