Interim Chair of Occupational, Workforce and Leadership Studies Texas State University Mary Jo Garcia Biggs, LCSW is Associate Professor of Social Work and Interim Chair of Occupational, Workforce, and Leadership Studies (OWLS) at Texas State University. She holds the MSW from Our Lady of the Lake University and the PhD from Texas A&M University. Biggs, […]

Project Manager Oakland University Jasmine Bailey has worked in the School of Education and Human Services Outreach and Program Services since November 2009. Jasmine holds a BS in Business Administration from Central Michigan University and a Master of Training and Development with a concentration in Organization Development and Leadership from Oakland University. Growth and development […]

Assistant Provost, Office of Diversity and Inclusion The Ohio State University Yolanda Zepeda is assistant provost for Diversity and Inclusion. In her work, she advocates for a more diverse and inclusive campus, overseeing a broad set of programs in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and coordinating diversity efforts in partnership with academic units on […]

Director, Strategic Initiatives & University Project California State University Fullerton As Director, Strategic Initiatives and University Projects at California State University, Fullerton, Mary Ann Villarreal manages the implementation, execution, and coordination of the university’s strategic plan. She joined the university staff in June 2014, having previously served as Associate Dean at the University of Denver […]

Office of the Vice Chancellor – Student Affairs University of California San Diego Cynthia Dávalos holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in history from the University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of San Diego. She recently completed her Ph.D. in Leadership Studies with a focus on higher education leadership from the University of […]

Jasmine Bailey Project Manager Oakland University Biography Jasmine Bailey has worked in the School of Education and Human Services Outreach and Program Services since November 2009. Jasmine holds a BS in Business Administration from Central Michigan University and a Master of Training and Development with a concentration in Organization Development and Leadership from Oakland University. […]

Sarah E. Anthony Director of Finance & Strategic Partnership and Ingham County Commissioner Michigan College Access Network Biography Sarah Anthony is the Director of Finance and Strategic Partnerships for the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN). In this role, Sarah is responsible for the financial and administrative functions of the organization. Additionally, Sarah maintains existing and […]

The NLA Fellows Program invites nominations of outstanding individuals who have a demonstrated record of leadership in higher education and hold an administrative leadership or senior faculty position at their respective institutions. Nominations of demonstrated leaders in policy-related or philanthropic organizations are also encouraged to participate in NLA. If you would like to nominate an […]

Last week, I had the opportunity to present alongside valued colleagues from the University of California Berkeley and Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) during the annual conference of NASPA – Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education. Our presentation, “Institutionalizing Support for Undocumented Student Success” provided national context for the educational imperative colleges and universities face to […]

Months of planning came together this past Tuesday with the National Forum’s webinar on the subject of Holistic Support for Undocumented Students in a Rapidly Changing Policy Environment. The webinar was a collaboration between the National Forum and several cosponsor organizations: the National Center for Institutional Diversity, the Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education (CCCIE), […]