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De Leon selected to participate in leadership program

Jozi De Leon, associate provost for academic affairs, has been selected to participate in the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)/Kellogg Minority Serving Institute (MSI) Leadership Fellows Program.


will participate in training seminars Aug. 1-7, 2004, in Washington, D.C. During the course of the year, she will work closely with an MSI president or provost and participate in other training sessions to enhance her leadership role in a minority serving institution.

Before joining the provost's office two years ago, De Leon was the head of the Department of Special Education/Communication Disorders and an associate dean for the College of Education. De Leon is a full professor in the SPED/CD department.

As associate provost for academic affairs, De Leon oversees NMSU's branch campuses, coordinates new program approvals, accreditations, articulation and transfer agreements, minority recruitment and retention efforts, and changes in academic programs.

De Leon received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, N.C., a master's degree in educational psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in special education and counseling educational psychology from NMSU.