The Adams Intercultural CENTER

288 Pulteney Street
Geneva, N.Y. 14456
Email: ic@hws.edu
Phone: 315-781-3319
Fax: 315-781-3888

Office Hours
Mon. – Fri.: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Center Hours
Mon. – Fri.: 8:30 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Sat. – Sun.: 10 a.m. - 12 a.m.

The Adams Intercultural Center is a welcoming space that fosters an environment where students find support and grounding for their personal growth, academic success and the development of their leadership skills. Our programs and collaborative initiatives broaden cross-cultural understanding, foster an appreciation of diversity, inclusion and social justice, and strengthen community bonds.

Who We Are

Alejandra Molina

Alejandra Molina

E-Mail: molina@hws.edu

Alejandra Molina joined the HWS faculty in 1995 as a member of the Spanish and Hispanic Studies Department. She received her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and her Ph.D. in Spanish American Colonial Literature at Cornell University. Molina was named Director of Intercultural Affairs in 2006.

As Director of The Adams Intercultural Center, Professor Molina has been dedicated to strengthening programs that bring together HWS faculty, staff and students. The Center, in collaboration with HWS department offices and with Geneva community groups, has sponsored campus-wide conferences on a themes such as Lacrosse, Immigration, Poverty and Homelessness and Social and Environmental Justice. These conferences have been open to the campus and to the larger Geneva community, bringing together persons with common concerns and interests.

Under Alejandra Molina’s leadership, The Center has also established partnerships with a number of community agencies and groups including the Farmworker Agency Coalition, the Geneva School District, Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes and the Geneva Community Center, among others. Professor Molina is currently a member of the Geneva Public Library Personnel Committee, Geneva 2020 and the Boys and Girls Club of Geneva.

Nancy Cheri-Arif

Nancy Cheri-Arif

Administrative Program Coordinator, DEI, The Adams Intercultural Center, and HEOP Program
E-Mail: cheri-arif@hws.edu

Nancy joined the DEI, Intercultural Affairs, and HEOP in the summer of 2020. Nancy works with the dynamic group of offices that supports a diversity of students; providing managerial, administrative and logistical support to the respective offices and coordinating programs in the area of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the HWS community.

Nancy has served as an executive assistant, with experience in higher education and the not-for-profit sector, with a passion for support and advancement of students through campus and community experiences.

Nancy loves spending time with her family, the beach, Latin dance, and caring for her chickens.

the adams Intercultural center News

  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges

    AlumsHome Away From Home

    For Rafael Rodriguez ’07, the Alger Adams ’32 Intercultural Center at HWS (or the IC, as it’s commonly known on campus) was an essential part of his college experience, his “home away from home.”

  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges

    AlumsAnnouncing the Alger Adams '32 Intercultural Center

    Thanks to Chair of the Board of Trustees Craig Stine ’81, P’17 and his wife, Kathy, the Colleges’ new Intercultural Center will bear the name of the Rev. Dr. Alger L. Adams ’32, the first Black man to graduate from Hobart College.

  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges

    AlumsVincent ’83 Commits $50K to IC Renovation

    The renovation of the Intercultural Affairs Center received a boost from former HWS president and current Talladega College President Gregory J. Vincent ’83.


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