Dr. Diana Ramirez-Jasso has been appointed provost and academic vice president of The Boston Architectural College (BAC) after serving as interim provost since Fall 2015.
Ramirez-Jasso joined the BAC as director of Liberal Studies and full-time faculty in 2010, before being named dean of Graduate Studies and director of History and Theory of Design. She served in this capacity until 2014, when she became associate provost. Ramirez-Jasso holds a Ph.D. in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning and a Master of Arts from Harvard University, in addition to a Master of Science in Architecture Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a professional degree in architecture, with honors, from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO) in Mexico.
An accomplished and distinguished scholar, Ramirez-Jasso’s academic and professional careers are marked with copious accolades and distinctions. She is the recipient of prestigious Fulbright and AAUW Fellowships, research fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and merit awards from the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International and MIT, among others. In 2014, Ramirez-Jasso was recognized as one of 12 Top Scholars Under Forty by Diverse Issues in Higher Education.
“Diana is a brilliant architectural historian and design educator, who has emerged as a consummate academic administrator,” said BAC President Glen S. LeRoy. “The BAC is fortunate to have her on our leadership team.”
“I look forward to continuing to work with the College’s gifted faculty and staff to uphold and reinvigorate our commitment to excellence, inclusion, and accessibility; to strengthen and better integrate the theoretical and practical components of our curricula; and to expand our students’ engagement with external communities,” said Ramirez-Jasso.
“This is an important time for the BAC, when its commitment to diversity, social engagement, and environmental advocacy can make important contributions not only to the design disciplines, but to public discourse at large. I am grateful for the opportunity to take on this challenge alongside its inspiring and committed educators and supporters.”