Dr. Angelina Pedroso

Dr. Angelina Pedroso arrived to Northeastern Illinois University (formerly known as Chicago Teachers College North) in the fall semester of 1965. During her 44-year tenure, she served as an instructor in the Department of World Languages (formerly known as Spanish Language and Hispanic Literatures). Dr. Pedroso is best remembered for the advocacy efforts and the mentoring she offered to hundreds of students as they navigated through their life at the University. She has held leadership roles on many institutional service initiatives including, but not limited to, Faculty Senate and the Faculty Council on Student Affairs. At the state and national level, Dr. Pedroso served as the chair of the Council of Faculties of the Illinois Board of Governors of State Colleges and Universities, a member of the board for the United Way, and as a trustee for the National Conference of Christians and Jews.

Dr. Pedroso was born in Havana, Cuba, where she attended Havana University Law School and earned a Doctor’s Degree in Civil and Criminal Law. In the United States she attended Chicago State University and Loyola University.  


The Angelina Pedroso Center is located in Building B, Room B 159; just inside the doors facing the intersection of St. Louis Ave. and Catalpa Ave. (5480 N. Saint Louis Ave.). For more detail, please see the University’s Campus Map.

Hours of Operation

Fall and Spring Semesters (end of August - beginning of May)

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Wednesday

Winter Break (mid-December - early January) and Summer Semester (beginning of May - end of August) 
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday


The following are available to members of the NEIU community:

  • Kitchenette (including refrigerator, microwave, hot/cold purified water dispenser, and sink)
  • All-Gender Restrooms (one inside the Center and the other just outside the exit door)
  • Lactation Room (sign-up required for access)
  • Color Multi-Function Printer
  • Research Library
  • Study Lounge
  • HD Cable Television


  • DeWitt Scott, Director of Angelina Pedroso Center: by appointment
  • Valentina Gamboa-Turner, Associate Director (Latinx Student Success): by appointment
  • Fawn Pochel, Program Coordinator: by appointment f-pochel@neiu.edu; Monday through Thursday
  • Annette Brandt, Director of K(NO)W MORE: by appointment
  • Alex Gonzalez, Business Manager: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


Front desk phone: (773) 442-5449
Fax: (773) 442-4711
Email: cdia@neiu.edu