Apr 18th, 2022
Dr. Jose Leyba: Pioneering Mexican American/Chicano educator explores approaches to forging change —
Educators are vital to the development of children and young adults. Following the parents, they are the first to inspire students to achieve their potential. Many African American and Mexican American students, however, are left behind due to the systemic realities that label them incapable of academic excellence. Join Ramona as she talks to leading educator Dr. Jose Leyba as he discusses how his leadership influenced change within K-12 and higher education to advance the educational development of Mexican American children. A third generation Arizona native, Dr. Leyba’s career spans over 45 years in the P-20 system, having held many executive leadership positions in K-12 such as Principal, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, and Superintendent and in higher education such Vice President, Vice Chancellor Human Resources, Provost, and Interim President.
Dr. Leyba now serves as an executive search consultant & leadership coach.