dr natalie aleman 2023Natalie Aleman, Ed.D., Dean of Academic and Student Development at North Shore Community College, has been selected to join the inaugural cohort of The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Enlace Mid-Level Leadership Program.

Fifty-six participants from across the nation have been selected to begin the program this fall. The six-month leadership development program for mid-level college and university professionals is designed to increase the number, variety, and quality of Latino/a talent in leadership positions at Hispanic-Serving Institutions and in higher education overall.

Selectees will participate in programming covering academic and student affairs management, regional institutional accreditation, diversity, equity and inclusion, and higher education advocacy issues. Participants will also interact with a professional search firm.

Born to immigrant parents from Ecuador, Dr. Aleman is not only a first-generation American, but also a first-generation college student. She says she is passionate about working with and assisting diverse student populations and that her drive comes from providing educational access to all students and supporting them in their academic endeavors.

“I am honored to be selected for this wonderful opportunity and am very much looking forward to participating. It will be great to work with my peers from across the country to learn best practices that I can then bring back to NSCC to implement,” Dr. Aleman said.

The sessions will be delivered through a series of online meetings and also in-person sessions that will take place in October 2023 at HACU’s Annual Conference in Chicago and at the National Capitol Forum in Washington, D.C., in April 2024. The program will conclude with a graduation ceremony.

Dr. Aleman received an Associate of Arts, magna cum laude, in English from Warren County Community College, a Bachelor of Arts in English at the College of New Jersey, a Master of Arts in Teaching from Drew University, and a Doctorate of Educational Leadership in Higher Education from Manhattanville College.

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