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Rosita Ragin-Alamin

Rosita Ragin Alamin

Rosita Ragin-Alamin is Co-Founder and Executive Producer of the Chicago International Salsa Congress now in its 16th year of production.The annual cultural arts event is a celebration of Afro-Latin music, dance and culture held each year on President’s Day weekend that attracts over 1500 attendees a day from Chicago, its suburbs, major cities in the Midwest and the USA, as well as South Korea, Colombia, Mexico, Canada, Italy, Argentina, Africa and Puerto Rico.

After nearly 25 years of service at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, serving first as the Director of Student Programs and Executive Administrator (1989 to 1995), and as Assistant Dean for Multicultural and Student Affairs (1995-2014), Rosita retired in January, 2014.In this role, she supported current and aspiring medical students, recruited students of diverse backgrounds, developed and administered three summer pipeline programs for high school and college students interested in science and medicine, provided administrative support for international medicine experiences, served on the Admissions, Diversity and Inclusion and Summer Research Committees, and represented the medical school at numerous national meetings and symposia including the Association of American Colleges (AAMC) through membership in the Committee on Diversity Affairs.She came to the University of Chicago from the Office of the Mayor, City of Chicago.Prior to that she served as Administrative Director of Student Programs for the Clinical Curriculum, Rush Medical College, Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center.

A mother, grandmother and happily married for over 35 years to Saladeen Alamin, Rosita’s many interests include empowerment - especially of women and youth, cultural awareness and competency, uniting cultures-generations, cultivating wellness, mentorship and a love of dance.


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