Associate dean named a 2014 Executive Leadership Program Fellow.
Dr. Veronikha Salazar, associate dean of students at Henderson State University, has been named a 2014 Executive Leadership Program Fellow by the National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI). The prestigious group is comprised of 16 Latina professionals working across the nation in the public and private sectors.
“We are very excited to welcome this year’s ELP Fellows,” said Ann Marquez, president of the NHLI. “The class is diverse, representing the corporate, academic, government, and non-profit sectors. We are proud to work with a group of highly-successful women in supporting their leadership goals.”
Participants are selected based on their community service record, professional and personal accomplishments, and dedication to serving their community. Founded in 1987, NHLI is the nation’s premiere training institute exclusively dedicated to Latina leadership training.
Before joining Henderson, Salazar was the director of Hispanic Outreach and Retention at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Ga. She also served as the associate director for Leadership, Education and Development from 2008-2011, and the program coordinator for International Students and Scholars from 2001-2007, both at the University of Arkansas.
Originally from Chiclayo, Peru, Salazar earned an Ed.D. in adult education with emphasis in multicultural education and instructional technology, and an M.Ed. in adult education from the University of Arkansas. She is an accomplished educator and a sought-after speaker on a range of issues relating to diversity.
Salazar is currently the president and CEO of ARBLL – Association Rosa Barrios Llumpo, a non-profit organization serving illiterate Peruvian women.