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Patrick L. Valdez, Ph.D.

Vice President, Program Strategy

Dr. Patrick L. Valdez is an accomplished higher education executive with over 20 years of experience. He is the former chancellor and professor of education at the University of New Mexico – Taos, and has held senior-level positions at the College of Mount St. Vincent in New York City, the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), and CUNY-Lehman College. His research focuses on the policy formation of Hispanic-Serving Institution legislation and the role that HSIs will play in educating the nation’s fastest growing student population.

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Zooming in on Hispanic-Serving Institutions—and New HSI Partners Ready to Close the Tech Gap with Netflix

The Latina/o/x community remains vastly underrepresented in a number of key areas, including education. The new partnerships that 2U and Netflix are embarking on with Marymount University and St. Edward’s University are part of a proven strategy to help increase diversity in the tech sector.