Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Board of Directors Meeting Dates

The PACHS Board of Directors holds open meetings at specific times that are convenient and open to the public. The meetings are posted in public places and disseminated to parents, students and staff. PACHS posts meetings at least 48 hours in advance. 

Special meetings of the Board of Directors may be convened at any time by a majority vote of the Directors or at the request of the Chair of the Board of Directors.  

2020 Board of Directors Meetings
Nellies Restaurant 
2458 W Division Street 
6 pm

Thursday, October 10, 2019
 Thursday, January 9, 2020
Thursday, April 16, 2020 
Thursday, June 25, 2020

Board of DirectorsMembers

Marvin Garcia

Marvin Garcia

M.A.Ed. – Executive Director
Marvin is the Executive Director of Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School and the Chair of the Chicago Public Schools Community Action Council of East Humboldt Park known as “Community as a Campus”. His duties include the coordination of support to 16 school Principals whose schools fall within the boundaries of the Roberto Clemente Community Academy. He also collaborates with seven nonprofits to provide wrap around services to the children and families attending “Community as a Campus” member schools. Marvin has 38 years of service in alternative education working with the most under-resourced schools in communities that have seen disinvestment. He served 17 years as the Director of the Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School, including 15 years as the Board Chair. He worked 13 years as the director of the professional development arm of the Alternative Schools Network of Chicago where he facilitated the training of 52 alternative school Principals and administrators to obtain the Type -75 Principal’s certificate. Currently Marvin serves on the Board of Trustees at Northeastern Illinois University and has served on the University Civil Service Merit Board, the National Latino Education Research and Policy Board, the Aspira Inc. Board of Directors and is an active member of the Puerto Rican Agenda of Humboldt Park Chicago. Marvin is a recipient of the Chicago Community Trust “Community Service Fellow” award in 2000, and holds two Master Degrees in Adult Education and Educational Leadership.  
Milagros De La Rosa

Milagros De La Rosa

Board Member Since 2017

Milagros grew up in the Humboldt Park area, a few blocks away from where Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School is currently located. Milagros was part of the first graduating class of Roberto Clemente Community Academy. “An experience that taught me much about people and myself.) After graduating from high school, Milagros moved to Puerto Rico to continue her education in the field of Political Science and live on the island she loves.

Milagros has always been active in the Puerto Rican movement and its struggle while she was in high school in Chicago and in Puerto Rico. Milagros returned to Chicago in her late 20’s and found her way into advertising, where she made a career as a still and motion producer.  She currently works as a Senior Producer at Leo Burnett, one of the largest advertising companies in the world, with offices in almost every country. “I believe in our youth and the opportunities they should be receiving. Therefore, I am excited to participate and assist the students and staff of Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School.”

Dr. Michael Staudenmaier

Dr. Michael Staudenmaier

Ph.D., Board Member Since 2017

Dr. Staudenmaier serves as the Board Treasurer; he is the Assistant Professor of History at Manchester University in Indiana, where he teaches courses on United States and Latin American history.  He has been connected to Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School for more than 25 years, serving as a grants writer, history teacher, and fiscal manager.  He regularly describes those years at PACHS as the most important and transformative educational experience in a lifetime of active learning.  He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and brings an accountant’s skillset to his work as Board Treasurer.  He pursued his CPA credential largely because of his commitment to the High School and to educational alternatives in general.  He subsequently also worked for several years at the Alternative Schools Network, a major funder of PACHS.  In a similar vein, his passion for history emerged while teaching a World History course at the High School in the 1990s, leading him eventually to pursue a career as a university-level teacher.  His research focuses on the history of Chicago’s Puerto Rican community. He has published extensively on this and related topics, with articles appearing in multiple academic journals and chapters in a number of books.  He is currently revising his dissertation into a book manuscript.  He lives in Logan Square with his wife, a Chicago Public Schools teacher, and their three children.

Evelyn Rivera-Swint

Evelyn Rivera-Swint

M.A.Ed., Board Member Since 2014

Evelyn is the Board Chair; she currently works at Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County (CEDA) as the Program Outreach Manager. Evelyn provides awareness and education about CEDA’s programs and services to underserved communities throughout Chicago and suburban Cook County. Prior to CEDA, Evelyn worked as the Registrar at PACHS and became an active member within the Humboldt Park and surrounding Latino communities.  She contributes her time to the Humboldt Park Youth and Safety Committee, Avondale Coalition, Humboldt Park CQC (IL Hunger Coalition), Cicero Community Collaborative and NBC/Telemundo Community Action Board, to name a few.  As a product of the Humboldt Park community, Evelyn’s passion is to ensure that every PACHS student is academically successful and has a plan for the future. Evelyn is a double alumnus of NEIU.