Hispanic Lifestyle is pleased to recognize Michele Bobadilla M.Ed, D.Litt (hc) Assistant Provost for Hispanic Student Success and Senior Associate VP for Outreach Services and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Arlington as a 2019 Latina of Influence. Ms. Bobadilla along with our entire list of 2019 Latinas of Influence are invited to participate in Latina Conference 2019 taking place April 10 and 11, 2019 in Ontario, California.
Michele Bobadilla holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and English with a secondary teacher certification; a master’s degree in elementary education with a bilingual/ESL endorsement; a CMBA in business; and was awarded a D.Litt (hc) for her life’s work in higher education
Michele Bobadilla is a distinguished state and national Latina educational leader in the student access and success space.
- Possesses a proven track record of data-driven results promoting access and equity for under-served, under-represented populations
- Serves as chair of the USHCCF University Partnerships Initiative; chairs a Recognized THECB P-16; is a Texas delegate appointee to the CHCI Education Advisory Council; and is a member of the HSF Regional Advisory Board
- Honored as the National LULAC Woman of the Year; Immigrant
- Journey Advocacy Award Honoree; Latino Leaders Maestro Award Honoree; H100 Latina Living Legend; USHCC
- Outstanding Education Leadership Award; Governor Rick Perry ‘s Outstanding Woman in Texas Government Award; SWRCB Martha Salmon Leadership Award
- Honored as the 2018 American Dream Medallion of Excellence in Education, Science, Medicine or Civil Rights Recipient by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, September 13, Washington, DC
- Michele will be honored as a Dallas Living Legend by Verna’s H.E.L.P. Foundation, June 2019
Michele Bobadilla is an educator, advocate, and mentor who uses her voice and seat at the table to serve as a catalyst for change.
Michele Bobadilla’s outreach and community engagement partnerships have been recognized as transforming the NTX educational landscape for first- and second-generation students and their families.