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Alex Vasquez

Principal

Dr. Vasquez serves as Principal of Integrated Strategy Consulting and is a strategic partner to a growing and diverse community of institutional leaders. He served in various campus leadership roles for more than 20 years and as a senior consultant to colleges and universities across the U.S.

 

Alex has helped institutions develop strategic planning processes, strengthen programs and services, and foster diversity, equity, and inclusion to improve student outcomes and organizational effectiveness. He served as Dean of Students at Amherst College and bridged academic and student affairs in various roles at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) and Colgate University.

 

He earned a Ph.D. at Boston College, an M.S. in Educational Administration and Policy Studies, and a B.S. in Philosophy at the State University of New York at Albany, and teaches in the Executive Doctoral program in Higher Education at Boston College. 

Rosanna Salcedo

Consultant

Rosanna M. Salcedo is an educational leader, DEI practitioner, and consultant who has served educational institutions for over 25 years. 

Throughout her career, Rosanna has served in leadership roles as a teacher, administrator, senior DEI practitioner, executive coach, and as an advisor to Heads of School, Deans, Directors, and Boards of Trustees on issues of organizational development, school leadership, and institutional diversity, equity and inclusion. Her commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, student success, and organizational change is rooted in her lived experience as a teacher, learner, and school leader. 

 

Rosanna is a first-generation Latina from Washington Heights in NYC. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Amherst College and Ed.M. in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. 

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Jacob Diaz

Consultant

Dr. Jacob Diaz has served as a university leader for over 25 years and has witnessed the transformative power of education and how it contributes to the development of the next generation of leaders.

 

Jacob has served in various leadership roles, including as Vice President for Student Development, Regional Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, and Dean of Students, and has provided strategic vision and oversight for a vast portfolio of student-facing programs and services, including Student Engagement, Housing and Residence Education, Health and Wellness, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Jacob is recognized as a Pillar of the Student Affairs Profession (NASPA). 

 

Jacob is a proud product of the California Community College system. He holds a B.A. in English Literature from the UC, Santa Barbara, and an M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs and Ed. D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Vermont. 

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Amy L. Howard

Consultant

Dr. Amy L. Howard is a higher education leader who serves as the Senior Administrative Officer for Equity & Community. Dr. Howard leads strategies to develop, integrate, and advance the alignment of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging goals and community engagement efforts.

Amy currently serves on the president's cabinet and oversees the Equity & Community unit, which includes the nationally recognized Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, external community relations, and the Office for Institutional Equity and Inclusion. Throughout her career, Amy has connected and catalyzed senior leaders and stakeholder groups to collaborate for cultural and institutional change.

Amy earned a B.A. in history at Davidson College and an M.A. and Ph.D in American Studies at the College of William and Mary. She serves as Associated Faculty in American Studies, teaches community-based learning courses focused on the history of Richmond, Virginia, and has published in the areas of civic engagement, history, and diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in higher education.

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