Dr. Lena Crouso joins SNU as the inaugural Vice President for Intercultural Learning and Engagement. She provides leadership for the design and implementation of institution-wide efforts to ensure diversity, inclusion, equity, respect, and the way of reconciliation is lived out in the SNU community. The ILE team includes Center for Student Success, TRIO Programs / Student Support Services, McNair and Center for Global Engagement. Dr. Crouso is the daughter of Asian Indian immigrants and states that her journey from Hinduism to Christ, and her diverse life path, have given her a heart and mind for the empowerment of all people through intercultural understanding and a desire to lead people in spiritual, emotional and social transformation and freedom. She serves as the Chief Diversity Officer. Rev. Dr. Crouso is an ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene.