Dr. Beatriz González
Wolfson Campus President
Previous to her work at MDC, she served as Chief Diversity Officer, Vice Provost, and Professor of Counseling at the University of La Verne in California. As Vice Provost, she supported teaching and learning with responsibility for sponsored research, community engaged learning, faculty development, student affairs, library & learning resources, career services, tutoring services, and advisement & registration. As Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. González led advocacy, education, and policy development for an inclusive, equitable and enriched campus experience.
Dr. González was the Vice President for Planning and Enrollment at St. Thomas University, Florida. While at STU, she also served as an academic dean, a presidential chief of staff, and faculty member for graduate counseling programs. As Vice President, Dr. González was responsible for institutional research and strategic planning, enrollment, marketing and communications, student affairs, and athletics.
Dr. González is an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow, an E. Kika De La Garza Fellow, and was the recipient of the 2017 Woman of Distinction Award for California's 41st Assembly District for her efforts in promoting educational access and quality. Dr. González is a member of the National Advisory Council for the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE).
Her expertise has been sought by the Metropolitan Universities Journal as guest editor, The Campaign for College Opportunity as report reviewer, Ellucian and Excelencia in Education as a leadership and strategy speaker, and the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institution Educators and the American Academic Leadership Institute as a presidential panelist.
With published works related to cultural competence, equity, assessment, and leadership,
Dr. González is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of Florida. She holds a Bachelor's in English, a Master's in Counseling, and a Ph.D. in Leadership and Education, with a concentration in Counseling. Prior to her work in higher education, Dr. González was a certified teacher and counselor, serving Miami Dade County Public Schools for a decade.