Reina receives Milroy Award
As a child, Dorothy Reina remembers her father explaining to her why they couldn’t cross a United Farm Workers picket line outside a local grocery store.
“He stood tall for the union, and passed that along to me,” she said.
That union spirit was recognized when the Riverside Community College history instructor received the David Milroy Part-Time Faculty Award during CCA’s spring conference.
“She has been a tireless advocate representing faculty in grievances, facilitating part-time faculty workshops, and hosting meet-and-greets for part-timers,” said Luisa Howell of the CCA Faculty Equity and Diversity committee. “In addition, she has served as the part-time faculty negotiator on the chapter bargaining team and worked extensively to improve faculty working conditions and compensation.”
Reina has served on the Executive Board of the Riverside Community College District Faculty Association as a part-time representative and has helped organize part-time faculty recognition awards and professional development activities at several campuses. She has served in the Norco Academic Senate, and on one of the hiring committees for the Riverside Community College District chancellor.
At the state level, Reina has served on the CCA Board and currently serves on the CCA Faculty Equity and Diversity committee. She is an advocate for LGBT faculty and students, as well as Native American and women’s rights. In addition, Dorothy represents the Riverside faculty association as a delegate to CTA State Council where she has served for the past five years as well.
“Her advocacy is a strong voice for community college faculty on CTA committees, in council sessions, and in the Contingent Faculty caucus,” Howell said.
The Milroy award was named for another longtime faculty activist, David Milroy, now retired, who has served in leadership roles within CCA and in other faculty organizations.