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Ohio State Co-Chair and Life Fellow Jose C. Feliciano

November 5, 2014, Fellows in the news

José C. Feliciano has been honored with a Multicultural Leadership Award from the National Diversity Council. He and the other honorees were recognized at the 7th Annual Ohio Diversity and Leadership Conference in Columbus, Ohio, on October 30, 2014. The Multicultural Leadership Award is designed to recognize individuals of color who have made a difference through their achievements and exemplify the ability to excel in their field.

Feliciano, an active trial lawyer for nearly 40 years, was elected to the American College of Trial Lawyers in 1995 and served as a White House fellow under President Ronald Reagan. As Chief Prosecutor for the City of Cleveland, he was the first Hispanic public official in the history of the city and earned recognition as Cuyahoga County “Administrator of the Year” in 1983. He was inducted into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame of in 2012 and the Cleveland State University Nance College of Business Hall of Fame in 2010. For three years, Feliciano served on the board of Governors for the American Bar Association and has been elected to the House of Delegates four times nationwide. He is founder and Chairman of the Hispanic Roundtable and the first and only Hispanic president of the Cleveland Bar Association.

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