The Dr. Ted Martinez, Jr. NCCHC Leadership Fellows Program

The Dr. Ted Martinez Jr. NCCHC Leadership Fellows Program

To address the under-representation of Hispanic leaders in American community colleges, the National Community College Hispanic Council (NCCHC) is offering the Leadership Fellows Program to develop a pool of highly qualified Hispanics, and to assist them in attaining high-level positions in community colleges.

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Adjunct Professor and Executive Director: 
Dr. Ted Martinez, Jr.

Administrative Support Coordinator: Sonia Salcido

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 619-594-2918

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About the Program

Our program is designed for community college educators whose career interest focuses on assuming increasingly responsible administrative positions, with the ultimate goal of becoming an executive leader of a community college.

  • Designed for community college administrators who hold a position as vice president, dean, assistant/associate dean or director, and/or
  • Aspire to become an executive leader within the community college system

Components of the Year-Long Training Program

  • Two culturally-tailored residential learning seminars
  • Year-long intentional mentorship
  • Professional career plan preparation
  • Detailed assessment of leadership skills
  • Continued communication with NCCHC leaders and fellows
  • Presentation at NCCHC Symposium

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2022 Class

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Understand leadership competencies required of aspiring leaders
  • Understand the issues facing Hispanic students in community colleges
  • Understand the role of critical race theory, cultural competence, equity and diversity related to Hispanic/Latino leadership
  • Understand the student success agenda: challenges and opportunities
  • Understand institutional change requirements for 21st century colleges and related change management
  • Identify your own leadership capabilities, professional development needs, and develop a plan to achieve your desired career goal


At each learning seminar, fellows will receive training in many of the following areas:

  • Organizational Strategy
  • Institutional Effectiveness
  • Student Equity and Success
  • Community Development
  • Communication
  • Board/CEO Relations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Culture and Diversity
  • Finances and Facilities
  • Change Process