Rodicio headshot

Miami Herbert’s Dean’s Advisory Committee welcomes new member

By Marlen Lebish

Miami Herbert’s Dean’s Advisory Committee welcomes new member

By Marlen Lebish
Lenore Rodicio, a nationally recognized leader in higher education, was recently named to the Dean’s Advisory Committee (DAC).
The advisory committee is comprised of a group of exceptional alumni and leaders who advise Dean John Quelch and Miami Herbert by providing external perspective and advocacy for the School's programs and strategic priorities.

“I am delighted to have Dr. Rodicio joining our DAC,” said Quelch. “She knows Miami, she knows higher education and she knows how to deliver access, educational opportunity and positive learning outcomes to students from diverse backgrounds.”

Most of Rodicio’s work has focused on student access, success and achievement, the recruitment of underserved populations to the STEM fields, increased access to liberal education for all students and the continuous improvement of the teaching and learning process.

Her transformational work in student success and achievement has led to significant improvements in retention and graduation, and earned Miami Dade College the 2019 Aspen Award for Community College Excellence. Additionally, her leadership in developmental education resulted in one of the most successful mathematics redesign processes in the country. 

“The DAC is extremely pleased and fortunate to have Dr. Rodicio joining us,” said Jose Rodriguez, DAC Chairman and Partner in Charge & Executive Director at KPMG's Audit Committee Institute. “Her leadership in higher education will significantly add to the robust skillset of the committee.”

Rodicio holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Barry University, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Chemistry from Louisiana State University. She serves as an advisor and member of the steering committee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Postsecondary Scaling Partners group.  She also served as a member of the Lumina Quality Credentials Task Force, and as an advisor to the American Council on Education National Task Force on the Transfer of Credit. She is a member of the American Chemical Society; a past president of the Association for General and Liberal Studies; and Chair of the Board of Directors for the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Within her community, she is a member of the Board of Directors of the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, and the Board of Trustees of St. Brendan High School.