Job Title: Board Member
Focus Areas: Assistant Director for First-Generation Student Support Services, Elon University
Oscar Miranda Tapia currently serves as an Assistant Director for First-Generation Student Support Services at Elon University. In this position, Oscar is responsible for leading and developing Elon’s first-generation initiative. Before working at Elon, Oscar served as a Community Impact Fellow working with Alamance Achieves, where he worked with their collaborative action networks focused on creating educational systemic change in Alamance County, NC. Born in Guerrero, Mexico, and raised in Clayton, NC, Oscar has interests in college access and success, college affordability, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and students with DACA, undocumented, first-generation, and Latinx identities. Oscar received a B.A. in Psychology from Elon University, where he was a first-generation college student and a Golden Door and Odyssey Scholar. Oscar also holds a Master’s degree in Education with a concentration in Higher Education from Harvard University. In his free time, Oscar enjoys traveling, cooking, and trying new things.