Dr. Leonard A. Valverde

Emeritus Professor, Policy Leadership & Curriculum

Focus Areas

Higher Education
Finance / Fundraising / Administration


As executive director of the Hispanic Border Leadership Institute, Leonard manages a consortium of eight higher education institutions working to improve the education of Hispanics in five southwestern states - Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas. Leonard has many awards to his credit, including the Arizona Hispanic Administrator of the Year and the Edward S. Noyes Leadership & Service Award given by the College Board. His newest book, The Latino Student's Guide to College Success, was published by Greenwood Press.