Palm Beach State College - VP for Growth and Expansion and Provost for Belle Glade & Loxahatchee Groves Campuses
Dr. Vallejo, with close to 40 years of experience in higher education, has served as Vice President of Academic and Student Services at Nassau Community College, and Vice President of Student affairs at Rockland Community College in New York. She also brings experiences from private and public four-year colleges and universities. Dr. Vallejo received her Ph.D. in Bilingual Curriculum Development/Higher Education from New York University. She earned two master’s degrees from Columbia University and her bachelor’s degree from Hampshire College. She attained the top position of Campus Provost/CEO at Palm Beach State College’s first and longest established campus at Lake Worth in 1999. The campus offers both Associate and BAS degree programs and has served the central Palm Beach County area for over 80 years; and due to Dr. Vallejo’s foresight and diligence, has just recently earned the federal designation of a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Dr. Vallejo’s dedication to equality for Women and people of color is obvious in her organizational memberships as well as where she has volunteered her time, including establishing over 30 organizational partnerships for her campus.
María has been married for 34 years and has two grown sons. She was born in Puerto Rico and raised in the South Bronx, NYC.
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