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posted: 3/19/2021 2:40 PM

COD hires new vice president of Human Resources

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  • Maritza Ruano

    Maritza Ruano


GLEN ELLYN -- Maritza Ruano is the new vice president of Human Resources at College of DuPage.

For the past 20 years, Ruano has provided human resource solutions to organizations in a variety of industries including retail, pharmaceuticals, sales, insurance brokerage, nonprofit and manufacturing. She most recently served as senior director of talent management at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago.

College of DuPage President Brian Caputo said that Ruano's breadth of experience is a welcome addition to the College community. "Maritza's expertise will help the department continue the good work that it already has accomplished, and she will play an integral role in enhancing the college's reputation as an exceptional workplace," he said.

Ruano received her master's degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology's industrial-organizational psychology program.

In 2014, she founded Hike 2 Life, a mentoring and development program for Latino women early in their professional careers.

"I see education as a key conduit for learning and development as well as for individual upward mobility and access, which is why I'm so passionate about helping young people reach their full potential," Ruano said.