With a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a M.Ed. in Teaching, Leadership, and Collaboration, and working on a Ph.D. in Education, Leadership, and Organization, Alvarez-Minor is well on her way as an effective leader in higher education.
Currently Associate Director of Admissions at Texas Women’s University, Alvarez-Minor was recognized with both the 2023 COPE Outstanding Graduate Scholarship Research Award and 2023 Student Life & Enrollment Management – Outstanding Division Member. She is also active in professional organizations that include Texas Graduate Admissions Professionals, Association for Graduate Enrollment Management, TWHE as networking chair, conference chair and current board member, and the North Texas Collegiate Consortium on the marketing committee and current secretary. And if she is not busy enough, Alvarez-Minor has made the following presentations: “Diversity – Successfully recruiting underrepresented minority populations to grad school,” Texas Association for Graduate Admissions Professional; “Create a developmental network focused on career development and success,” National Association for Graduate Admissions Professionals; “Women of Color: Navigating the system with poise, perseverance, and passion in pursuit of a doctoral degree,” International Conference on Urban Education; and “Campus collaborators: How the office of admissions can effectively partner with programs,” Texas Association for Graduate Admissions Professional.
When asked about her journey to leadership she responded, “[It] was driven by a desire to grow professionally in order to be in a position where I would have an opportunity to help others. I consistently looked for professional development opportunities to take part in to strengthen my skillsets. One skill that I possess is the ability to talk and network with other leaders, so that I can learn from their experiences.”