Maria Hinojosa is the Senior Correspondent for the Emmy Award-winning broadcast news magazine NOW on PBS. Hinojosa is also the anchor and managing editor of NPR's "Latino USA," and the anchor of her own Emmy Award-winning talk show "One on One" with Maria Hinojosa. She has won top honors in American journalism including two Emmy Awards, the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Reporting on the Disadvantaged, and the Overseas Press Club's Edward R. Murrow Award for best documentary for "Child Brides: Stolen Lives." Three times over the past decade, Hinojosa has been named one of the "100 Most Influential Latinos in the United States" by Hispanic Business magazine. She was given a Lifetime Achievement Award in Media by the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors, and received the Crossing Borders Award from the Feminist Press.
Brittney Cooper is a writer, teacher, and public speaker who believes Black feminism can change the world for the better. Cooper is Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University. She is co-founder of the popular Crunk Feminist Collective blog and a contributing writer for Cosmopolitan.com and formerly Salon.com. Her cultural commentary has been featured on MSNBC’s All In With Chris Hayes, Melissa Harris-Perry, Al Jazeera’s Third Rail, the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, PBS, Ebony.com, Essence.com, TheRoot.com, and TED.com. Dr. Cooper is co-editor of The Crunk Feminist Collection (The Feminist Press 2017). She is author of Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women (University of Illinois Press, May 2017) and the forthcoming Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower (St. Martin’s, February 2018).
Dr. Nancy "Rusty" Barceló served as President of Northern New Mexico College from July 2010 to December 2015.
She is known nationally for her diversity work in higher education. Her 30-year career has included appointments as founding Vice President and Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity at the University of Minnesota,
Vice President and Vice Provost for Minority Affairs and Diversity at the University of Washington, and Associate Vice President for Multicultural and Academic Affairs at the University of Minnesota. She has received many awards, including the NACCS 2012 Scholar award (National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies), the New Mexico Hispano Round Table "Walk the Talk" award, and was named a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Iowa.
Cynthia Lindquist, Ta'sunka Wicahpi Win…Star Horse Woman, is a Spirit Lake Dakota Tribal Member. She was recruited by elders and became President of Cankdeska Cikana (Little Hoop) Community College (CCCC) in October 2003. As a Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow, Dr. Lindquist earned a PhD in educational leadership in 2006 from the University of North Dakota. She has a Master’s in Public Administration with an emphasis on tribal health systems from the University of South Dakota (1988) and a bachelor’s in Indian Studies/English from the University of North Dakota (1981). She currently serves on the Executive Committee, Board of Directors for the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC), and is a member of the American Council on Education (ACE) Women’s Network Executive Council that focuses on advancing women in higher education administrative careers. Dr. Lindquist recently served on the Board of Trustees for the Higher Learning Commission, as well as on the Council of Public Representatives, an advisory body to the Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Lindquist serves as an advisor to the National Library of Medicine, NIH and is a founding member of the National Indian Women’s Health Resource Center based in Oklahoma. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the American Indian College Fund.
Pareena G. Lawrence became Hollins University’s 12th president on July 1, 2017. A proven leader and strategic thinker, she is devoted to the empowerment of women and the liberal arts. President Lawrence was born and raised in India. She graduated with honors in economics from the University of Delhi in 1987; two years later, she moved to the United States to pursue her Ph.D. in economics at Purdue University. She has taught at the University of Minnesota prior to her appointment as provost and chief academic officer at Augustana College in 2011.
National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity Workshops
Rosemarie Roberts, workshop facilitator, is an Associate Professor of Higher Education at North Carolina State and a Faculty Success Coach with NCFDD.