Dr. Angela E. Batista joined Oregon State University as the Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Student Life in June 2015 and was named as Interim Chief Diversity Officer on February 1, 2016. Prior to joining Oregon State, she served as Dean of Students at the University of Southern Indiana. She has worked in various colleges and universities across the United States, including the University of Vermont, Lynn University, Champlain College and Mills College. Her experience as an educator includes working as a teacher, counselor administrator in Student Affairs and a Chief Diversity Officer. Angela has also worked as a high school teacher, counselor and administrator, serving as Foreign Language Department Chair and an English Language Learners’ Program in South Florida.
Angela has received several honors including being named as Teacher of the Year, the Diversity Awareness Thoughtfulness and Courage Award and the creation of the Angela Batista Social Justice Award -- awarded to a deserving student at the University of Vermont every spring since 1999. Angela is the recipient of the 2013 NASPA Latino/a Knowledge Community Administrator of the Year Award. She was also selected by students at the University of Southern Indiana to receive the 2015 Spirit of the Eagle Award in Senior Administration.
She is also actively engaged in professional national organizations and has served as an executive office in the Executive Committee of the Latino Caucus for the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE) and in various national leadership roles leader in Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, also known as NASPA. She also served as the national Vice-Chair (2012-2014) and Chair (2014-2016) for the NASPA Latino/a Knowledge Community, a member of NASPA’s Equity and Inclusion Commission and a member of the NASPA 2016 Conference Leadership and Planning Team.
Angela earned her Ed.D. in Leadership from Nova Southeastern University and her master’s degree from the University of Vermont. Her undergraduate work was completed at Brooklyn College in New York City.
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