2012 Major Achievements, Appointments and Awards

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Darcelo Wins Prestigious Academic Award

Northern New Mexico College President Dr. Nancy "Rusty" Barceló has been selected as the .National Association for Chicana and Chicane Studies (NACCS) 2012 Scholar. The award is the highest honor bestowed by NACCS and was established in 1 98 1 to recognize life achievements and contributions to academia of scholars in Chicana and Chicano studies.

CSU Appoints Garcia President of Cal State Fullerton

The California State University Board of Trustees has named Mildred (iarda, president of California State Univcrsity-Domingucz Hills (CSUDH), as president of California State University- Fullerton. Garcia, the first Latina president in the CSU system, has been CSUDH president since I 2007. She has a BS in business education from Bernard M. Baruch College, an M\ in business and higher education from New York University, MA in higher education from Columbia University-Teachers College and a Doctor of Education from Columbia University-Teachers College.

Cabrera Named Sixth President of George Mason University

George Mason University (Va.) has selected Dr. Angel Cabrera to be die institution's next president. Cabrera is currently president of the Thunderhird School of Global Management, a leading school of international business, a position he's held since 2004. A native of Spain, he has a BS and MS in engineering from Madrid Polytechnical University and an MS and Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology, which he attended as a Fulbright Scholar.

Ortega Awarded Mexico's Highest Honor

Julio Ortega, professor of Hispanic studies at Brown University (R.I.j, has been honored by the government of Mexico with the Order of the Aztec Eagle, the highest decoration , awarded by Mexico to foreign citizens. Bom in Peru, Ortega studied literature at Universidad Católica üs Lima.

CSU Domínguez Hüls Names Torrecilha New Provost

California Slate UnivcrsUy-Dominguez Hills recently announced the selection of Ramón Torrecilha as the university's provost and vice president fur academic affairs. Torrecilha has bachelor's and master's degrees in sociology from Portland State University and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Herrera Named California Poet Laureate

University of California-Riverside (UCR) poetry professor Juan Felipe Herrera was named California's Poet Laureate by Gov. JerryBrown in March. Herrera has a bachelor's degree in social - anthropology from the University of CaliforniaLos Angeles, master's in social anthropology from Stanford University and MFA from die University of Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Pon Juan Receives NEA's 2012 New Scholar Award

Dr. Luis Ponjuan was recently honored with the National Education Association's (NEA) 2012 New Scholar Award. Currently an assistant professor in the College of Education and director of the Institute of Higher Fducation at the University of Florida (UE), Ponjuan was honored for his research on Latino faculty

Ortiz New Chancellor at Peralta Community College District

The Board of Trustees of the Peralta Community College District has announced the appointment of Dr. José M. Ortiz as its new chancellor to lead Berkeley City College, College of Alameda and Laney and Merritt colleges in Oakland, Calif. Ortiz has a BA in English from Catholic University of Puerto Rico, MA in teaching English as a second language from West Chester Stale University and a doctorate in education policy, planning and administration from the University of Maryland-College Park.

CSU Appoints Morales to Head San Bernardino Campus

The California State University Board of Trustees has named Tomás D. Morales, president of the College of Stateli island, City University of New York (CUNY), as president of California State University-San Bernardino. Morales is one of the few higher education administrators in the United Slates who has held senior administrative positions at the three largest public university systems in the nation: California State University, the State University of New York (SUM) and CUNY. …