Dr. Mildred García
Friday, November 15, 2019 | 9:30am-10:30am
Dr. Mildred García assumed the presidency of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) on January 22, 2018. As AASCU's president, Dr. García is an advocate for public higher education at the national level, working to influence federal policy and regulations on behalf of member colleges and universities; serving as a resource to presidents and chancellors as they address state policy and emerging campus issues; developing collaborative partnerships and initiatives that advance public higher education; directing a strategic agenda that focuses on public college and university leadership for the 21st century; and providing professional development opportunities for presidents, chancellors, and their spouses. She is the first Latina to lead one of the six presidentially based higher education associations in Washington, D.C.
She has held both academic and senior-level positions at Arizona State University; Montclair State University; Pennsylvania State University; Teachers College, Columbia University; and the Hostos, LaGuardia, and City Colleges of the City University of New York. She is also a much sought-after speaker at national and international conferences and an academic researcher who has published numerous academic journal articles and contributed to multiple books, most recently Latinx/a/os in Higher Education: Exploring Identity, Pathways, and Success (NASPA, 2018) and Leading Colleges and Universities (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018).
A first-generation college student, Dr. García earned a Doctor of Education degree and a M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University; a M.A. in Business Education/Higher Education from New York University; a B.S. in Business Education from Baruch College, City University of New York; and an A.A.S. from New York City Community College.
Dr. Dolores Delgado Bernal
Saturday, November 16, 2019 | 9:00am-10:00am
Dolores Delgado Bernal, Ph.D. is Chair and Professor in the Department of Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Studies and Professor of the Charter College of Education at California State University, Los Angeles. Prior to Cal State LA, she was faculty at the University of Utah for 19 years and was the first Chicana/Latina in the history of the campus to move through the faculty ranks from Assistant, Associate, to Full Professor. While at the University of Utah she was the co-founder and co-director of Adelante: A College Awareness and Preparatory Partnership that continues today to create pathways to higher education for Latinx elementary school students. She is a former National Academies of Sciences Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow and a University of California Postdoctoral Fellow. Her scholarship investigates educational (in)equity, Latinx educational pathways, and different forms of resistance. Her seminal article, Using a Chicana Feminist Epistemology in Educational Research (1998), helped pave the way for methodological and pedagogical interventions grounded in Chicana feminist theories.
As a scholar-activist, she has worked for over 30 years with schools and communities to disrupt the mis-education of Chicanx/Latinx students. In doing so, she has been a femtor to many early career scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, and chaired or served on 40 doctoral committees of mostly of students of color. She has published over 30 articles and chapters, and her books include Transforming Educational Pathways for Chicana/o Students: A Critical Race Feminista Praxis (2017); Chicana/Latina Testimonios as Pedagogical, Methodological, and Activist Approaches to Social Justice (2015) and Chicana/Latina Education in Everyday Life: Feminista Perspectives on Pedagogy and Epistemology (2006). Her community-engaged scholarship has been recognized with numerous awards including, a Distinguished Scholar Award from American Educational Research Association, a Derrick Bell Legacy Award from Critical Race Studies in Education Association, and a Tortuga Scholar Award from Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social. Her biggest award is being mamá to three teenage boys.