Mark A. López, Ph.D.

Chief of Staff to the Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Mark LopezDr. López is a change agent and champion for diversity with over 20 years of experience. Dr. López is a visionary leader with a proven track record of creating and leading effectively across organizational functions and boundaries; skilled at working with individuals at all levels of an organization or market sector and leading large-scale strategy and program execution.

Throughout his career, his experiences have had a considerable role in working with and on behalf of historically underrepresented communities from immigrant backgrounds, LGBTQIA individuals and groups, religious and spiritual differences, and various regional backgrounds. His recent association experience has provided him with valuable experience working on behalf and alongside multiple communities with varying dimensions of difference, at a national level to advance equity and build coalitions.

Dr. López’s experiences with the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the University of Maryland, College Park, South Mountain Community College, and the American Dental Education Association have positioned him to work towards championing inclusive excellence and increasing college student access, transfer, and success by advocating at a campus, local, and national level. He holds a doctorate in Higher Education Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park and both a Master’s and BA from Arizona State University.

Last updated 28 January 2020