Senior Fellow, Aspen Institute College Excellence Program; Chair, AAC&U Board of Directors
Lenore Rodicio is a higher education leader and strategist serving as senior fellow at the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program, and a senior fellow at Transformation Initiatives, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Previously, she held progressive leadership roles over 18 years at Miami Dade College, culminating in the role of executive vice president and provost. Most of Rodicio’s work has centered on student access, success, and achievement; the recruitment of underserved populations to the STEM fields; increased access to liberal education for all students; and continuous improvement of the teaching and learning process. In recognition of her role and voice in higher education in Florida, she was selected as a 2019 Miami Herald Influencer. She was named one of South Florida’s influential businesswomen by South Florida Business Journal in 2018 and honored as the Outstanding Woman in Education Honoree by the Miami-Dade Commission for Women of Miami-Dade Parks in 2017. Rodicio holds an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Barry University and PhD degree in chemistry from Louisiana State University.