On April 2, Dr. Steven Gonzales was presented with the 2023 Diverse Champions Award at the annual meeting of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) in Denver, Colorado.
In this episode, Gonzales, now chancellor of the Maricopa County Community College District, sits down with Diverse host David Pluviose to share his journey through higher education, a story of championing diversity through challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tune in to learn more about this year’s Diverse Champion’s work to foster an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and his advice to leaders tracking their own paths to make a difference against headwinds.
“I just found myself in positions of wanting to expand my reach of the types of decisions that I think I could make, that could impact students that I was hoping to impact.”
“While there's a difference in age, I can relate to some of those fears and unknowns as a first-generation student. When you just don't know, what you don't know.”
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