Board of Directors

Executive Committee Officers (Elected Annually)

AAHHE Chair
Patrick L. Valdez, PhD
Visiting Professor, Educational Policy Studies & Evaluation
Program Chair, Senior Diversity Officer Certificate
University of Kentucky, College of Education




 

 

AAHHE Chair-elect
Azara Santiago Rivera, PhD
Professor Emerita
Merrimack College

  

 

 

 

 

AAHHE Immediate Past Chair
Victor B. Saenz, PhD
Professor & Chair
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy
Executive Director, Project MALES
The University of Texas at Austin





 

 

 

AAHHE Treasurer
James Rodriguez, PhD
Dean
School of Social Sciences and Education
California State University, Bakersfield    

 

 

 




AAHHE Treasurer-elect
Aurora Kamimura, PhD

Assistant Provost for Inclusive Excellence
Lecturer in Education, Arts & Sciences

Washington University in St. Louis




 

 

AAHHE Immediate Past Treasurer
Carmen Martinez-López, PhD
Dean School of Business and Professional Careers
Westchester Community College
State University of New York





 

 

 

Board Secretary and Executive Director
Lucia Gutiérrez, PhD
Association Executive
AMC Source

 

 

 

 

Board Members

2021-2024
Distinguished Professor Emerita
University at Albany, SUNY

Latin American, Caribbean, and US Latino Studies



 





Jeanett Castellanos, PhD
2022-2025
Professor of Teaching, Social Sciences
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies, Social Sciences
Director, Social Policy and Public Service major
University of California, Irvine

 



2021-2024
Associate Dean & Professor
University of Georgia








2022-2025
Vice President
Community Engagement & Diversity Initiatives
Nevada State College








Claudia Garcia-Louis, PhD
Faculty Member at Large
2021-2023
Assistant Professor
University Texas, San Antonio





 


Gloria P Martinez-Ramos, PhD
2021-2024
Professor of Sociology, Director of the Center for Diversity and Gender Studies
Director of Latina/o Studies Program
Texas State University

 

 




Marie T. Mora, PhD
2022-2025
Deputy Provost and Professor of Economics
Office of the Provost
Metropolitan State University of Denver






 

 

 

2020-2023
Professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies

Associate Dean for Faculty
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
California State University, Fullerton

      

 

 



Luis Ponjuán, PhD
2022-2025
Associate Professor
Educational Administration and Policy
Texas A&M University



  


Graduate Student Member at Large
2021-2023
Assistant Director
McNair Scholars Program
California State University Fullerton

 

 

 




Cristobal Rodriguez, PhD
2021-2024
Associate Dean
Equity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement
Arizona State University

 

 

 

 

Julian Vasquez Heilig, PhD
2021-2024
Dean and Professor
Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation
University of Kentucky

 

 

 


 

For AAHHE Founding Board Members, click here.

For past AAHHE Board Members, click here.

 

Revised August 16, 2022