Edith Fernández

Associate Vice President
Nevada State College

Edith Fernández is a proven administrative professional skilled in building relationships with community leaders and elected government officials. She has substantial experience in the field of higher education with expertise in institutional research, student success initiatives, and strategic collaborations as well as significant marketing and organizational leadership skills. As District Director for Congressman Steven Horsford, she monitored federal legislation and integrated the Congressman’s legislative plan with district activities. Edith recently joined Nevada State College as an Associate Vice President. Her career in higher education spans twenty years working with community college and university students with experience in financial aid, admissions, academic advising, service learning, study abroad, residence life and student life. Edith is a quantitative and qualitative researcher. She has been a principal investigator for research projects focused on intercultural competence, intercultural learning skills, and civic engagement on a global scale. Her current research focuses on student achievement and Hispanic-Servicing Institutions. As a result of these experiences, Edith has been sought out for numerous keynote engagements and is known for leading inspiring leadership and development trainings. Edith has received recognition for excellence in diversity and recipient of Ally of the Year for her dedication to social justice. As an Emerge Nevada alumna, Edith is known as a leader who brings a new perspective and just solutions to social and economic problems.