CAC's Dr. Jenni Cardenas Elected to 2022-2023 NCCHC Board

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October 28, 2022

Sacramento, CA— 10/25/2022
The future success of Hispanic community college leaders is now even more robust with 8 new NCCHC Board Members.  Established in 1985 as an affiliate of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the Council is the nation’s premier organization for preparation and support of Hispanic leaders in America’s community colleges. The non-profit, professional organization is committed to delivering high quality leadership development experiences and providing Hispanics with opportunities to continue their personal and professional growth. The Council provides members with resources, networking and educational opportunities.
From Dr. Jose Fierro, NCCHC 2022-2023 President: “Leading the governance of this organization is a priority that our Board members embrace as they work to guide the continued development of the Hispanic Community College Leadership in the United States.” 
The Board welcomes Dr. Jenni Cardenas, Vice President of Student Services at Central Arizona College to the national board of NCCHC.
Dr. Cardenas graduated from Coolidge High School and continued her education at Northern Arizona University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education, a master’s degree in Educational Counseling and Human Relations and her doctorate in Higher Education Leadership. 
Dr. Cardenas taught second grade and was the parent liaison for the 21st Century grant for the Coolidge district for several years before moving to Austin, TX where she was the director for a Child Development Center.  She then returned to Arizona and began her career in Student Services as a grant director for TRIO SSS and Title V grants, Director for Student Retention and then Dean of Students for CAC.  Before being hired full time for CAC, she was a stay-at-home mom while teaching Psychology and Counseling & Personal Development for the college.  She currently holds the title of Vice President of Student Services at CAC.     
Dr. Cardenas has been employed in an education setting for over 20 years and loves working with students of all ages to reach their academic and career goals.  She is a 2009 graduate of the Hispanic Leadership Institute, a 2019 National Community College Hispanic Council Fellow and is active on the executive boards for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sun Corridor, Against Abuse, Arizona Women in Higher Education, and the National Community College Hispanic Council.   


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