PRESIDENT, MIAMI DADE COLLEGE, MIAMI
Pumariega became MDC’s first female president in 2020. MDC is the most diverse higher learning institution in the country, with more than 100,000 students and more than 6,000 employees across eight campuses and outreach centers. MDC confers more associate degrees than any other college and awards the most associate degrees to Hispanic students. It also ranks fifth in the nation for awarding associate degrees to black students.
|EDUCATION||St. Thomas University (BA), Florida Atlantic University (MA), Currently a doctoral candidate at Barry University|
|PROFESSIONAL EVOLUTION||Once the campus president at MDC’s Wolfson campus, Pumariega led a non-profit organization before being appointed the first female and Hispanic chancellor of the Florida College System. She also served as provost of Tallahassee Community College.|
|ADMIRES||Disney and the positive values it exemplifies, from innovation and community to storytelling and optimism|
|READING||Start with Why, by Simon Sinek|