It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you that the former EWU Chicanx Studies Program Director, Dr. Elisa Facio passed away on Aug. 30, 2018. She was an accomplished scholar and served at Eastern from 2014-2017 as the director of the EWU Chicanx Studies Program.
Facio was a respected expert in the field of ethnic studies and has delivered addresses at many local, state and regional events. She was a member of the NACCS (National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies), the National Hispanic Council on Aging, the American Sociological Association, and the Gerontology Society of America. In 2007, she received the Boulder Faculty Assembly Excellence in Service Award, and in 2003, the Latino/a Research and Policy Center Dia de la Mujer Latina Award for Excellence and Community Service.
Please keep her family in your thoughts as they go through this difficult time.