Director of NIJ Visits SHSU

Dr. Nancy Rodriguez, Director of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and a Distinguished Alumna, will return to her alma mater on Oct. 27 and present "Following Science: My Journey from Research to Policy and Practice" to the University community.

The lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Gaertner Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall. All are welcome to attend the free presentation, and it also will be carried live on the web at

Dr. Rodriguez was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2015 to lead the prestigious federal agency that serves as the research, development, and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Justice. Its mission is to improve knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues. Most recently, NIJ funded projects on school safety, sexual assault case processing, post-conviction DNA testing, the effects of incarceration, restrictive housing, reentry, and police and correctional officer well-being.

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