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Past ELP Cohorts - AASCU

Past ELP Cohorts

Meet the alumni from recent Emerging Leaders Program cohorts.

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2022 ELP Cohort

Catherine

Adams

Interim Dean of Academic Planning and Advising

State University of New York at Geneseo

Kara C.

Adams

Director of Community Engagement & Connected Learning Initiatives

University of Washington Bothell

T. Itunu

Balogun

Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the President

Kean University (NJ)

Elizabeth

Bowden

Career Consultant, Career Development Center

Athens State University (AL)

Kendra N.

Cadogan

Interim Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

State University of New York at Oswego

Damian C.

Capritta

Director of Field Operations

Colorado State University-Pueblo

Andrew M.

Carnes

Associate Professor and Director, School of Economics, Management, and Project Management

Western Carolina University (NC)

Theresa

Castor

Professor of Communication; Faculty Director of Internships

University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Cathi

Draper Rodriguez

Chair, Department of Education and Leadership; Professor, School Psychology Program

“California State University, East Bay”,California State University Monterey Bay

Mirari

Elcoro

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Philosophy; Coordinator, Faculty of Color Mentoring Program

Framingham State University (MA)

Fred J.

Figliano

Associate Dean, College of Education

Troy University (AL)

Shaunda

French-Collins

Interim Dean, School of Business, Mathematics, and Natural Sciences and Graduate Studies; Chair, Department of Communication, Music, Art, and Theatre

Chadron State College (NE)

Esther

Garza

President’s Faculty Fellow on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Associate Professor, Bilingual Education

Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Julie S.

Glass

Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics

“California State University, East Bay”

Adriana

Gordillo

Professor and Chair, Department of World Languages and Cultures

“Minnesota State University, Mankato”

Trina L.

Gregory

Distance Education Student Support Services Coordinator/State Authorization Compliance Officer

Elizabeth City State University (NC)

Kathrine

Gutierrez

Associate Professor and Chair of the Division of Advanced Education & Research Services, School of Education

University of Guam

Brittany

Helmbrecht

Associate Professor of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

Chadron State College (NE)

Dalia R.

Hernandez

Director, Upward Bound Program, Office of Pre-College Programs

“California State University, East Bay”,”California State University, San Bernardino”

Susana

Hernández

Associate Professor, Higher Education Administration and Leadership; Chair, Department of Educational Leadership

“California State University, East Bay”,”California State University, Fresno”

Mehruz

Kamal

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Computing Sciences

State University of New York at Brockport

Lolita L.

Kincade

Associate Professor and Chair, Human Development and Family Relations

State University of New York College at Plattsburgh

Deanna J.

Leone

Associate Dean, College of Communications

California State University Fullerton

Kelly Ferris

Lester

Associate Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning; Director, Center for Faculty Development

University of Southern Mississippi

Katynka Z.

Martínez

Professor and Chair, Department of Latina/Latino Studies

San Francisco State University (CA)

Tatiana

Melendez-Rhodes

Associate Professor; Marriage and Family Therapy Program Coordinator

Central Connecticut State University

Kristine W.

Morris

Interim Assistant Dean, College of Nursing

Texas Woman’s University

Amy J.

Nielsen

Professor, Department of Special Education

University of Northern Iowa

Jennifer Teramoto

Pedrotti

Associate Dean for Diversity and Curriculum, College of Liberal Arts

“California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo”

Aneika

Simmons

Interim Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Success

Sam Houston State University (TX)

James F.

Trotter Jr.

Assistant Director Academic Technologies and Innovation

“California State University, San Bernardino”

Gabriel

Warren

Dean of Business, Human Services and Industry

Century College (MN)

Nicole

Webb

Associate Dean, College of Health, Science, and Technology

University of Central Missouri

Megan R.

Wise de Valdez

Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of Biology, Department of Life Sciences

Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Grace J.

Yoo

Professor, Asian American Studies Department; Director, Race, Empowerment and Justice Projects

San Francisco State University (CA)

Ruijun

Zhao

Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

“Minnesota State University, Mankato”

2021 ELP Cohort

Brian J.

Armstrong

Executive Director of Outreach Services

Texas Southern University

João

Barros

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Co-Director, Motor Behavior Laboratory

California State University Fullerton

Sandra

Bozarth

Interim Dean, University Libraries

California State University, Bakersfield

Jonathan

Chitiyo

Assistant Professor, Special Education, Director, First Year Seminar Program

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

Nicola A.

Corbin

Associate Professor, Department of Communication

Weber State University (UT)

Mary Therese F.

Cruz

Associate Professor of Political Science, CHamoru Studies, and Micronesian Studies

University of Guam

Zenaida

Cruz

Clinical Coordinator of Counseling and Psychological Services

California State University, Fresno

Carol A.

DeNysschen

Chair and Professor, Department of Health, Nutrition, and Dietetics

State University of New York at Buffalo

Marko

Dumančić

Director, Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning

Western Kentucky University

Craig A.

Elmore

Controller

Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Augustine (Yaw)

Frimpong-Mansoh

Acting Chair and Professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Philosophy

Northern Kentucky University

Erica N.

Hernandez

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

Bowie State University (MD)

John C.

Hershberger

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Arkansas State University

Mariko

Izumi

Executive Director, Center for Experiential Learning and Career Design

Columbus State University (GA)

Lombuso S.

Khoza

Interim Director, Center for International Education

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Vanessa

Lopez-Littleton

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Health, Human Services & Public Policy

California State University Monterey Bay

Yvonne M.

Luna

Chair and Professor, Department of Sociology

Northern Arizona University

Marcia

Millet

Chair and Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning

Tennessee State University

Shahla

Nadem-Mollaei

Assistant Director, Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities

Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Edward

Ofori

Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Chicago State University (IL)

Ajay

Panicker

Interim Dean, College of Community Studies and Public Affairs

Metropolitan State University (MN)

Philip J.

Parker

Associate Dean, College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science

University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Rochelle D.

Plummer

Executive Director for Student Retention

Shippensburg State University (PA)

Darson

Rhodes

Associate Professor, Department of Public Health and Health Education

State University of New York at Brockport

Lina

Rincón

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Assistant Director, Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching, Scholarship and Service

Framingham State University (MA)

John J.

Rivera

Associate Professor of Public Administration, Program Director, Master of Public Administration, Director, Regional Center for Public Policy

University of Guam

Aimee Kendall

Roundtree

Associate Dean of Research, College of Liberal Arts, Professor, Master of Arts in Technical Communication Program

Texas State University

Gitanjali G.

Shahani

Chair and Professor, Department of English

San Francisco State University (CA)

Karen R.

Sime

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

State University of New York at Oswego

Jessica Yirush

Stern

Associate Dean of Student Relations, College of Humanities & Social Sciences

California State University Fullerton

Gannon

Tagher

Interim Assistant Vice Provost for Advising and First Year Experience

Northern Kentucky University

Ozalle M.

Toms

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Diversity, Engagement & Success, Associate Professor

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Kimberly Y.

Walker

Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Compliance and Academic Programs

University of South Carolina Upstate

Karen A.

Williams

Interim Vice President, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

City University of New York, York College

Varaxy

Yi

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Leadership, Coordinator, Higher Education Administration and Leadership Program

California State University, Fresno

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