AAHHE Institutes

AAHHE Leadership Institute

Advancing Collaborative and Distributed Leadership to Enhance Opportunities for Educational Equity and Progress
Monday, February 12, 2024, 2-3 pm EST
$50 Member | $75 Non-Member
FREE for Members | $50 for Non-Members

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Patricia Arredondo, EdD
PresidentArredondo Advisory Group
Past Chair, American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education

Please see Dr. Arredondo's biography here.




Junius J. Gonzales, M.D., M.B.A.
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Montclair State University





Session Description 

Dr. Junius J. Gonzales serves as Provost for Montclair State University, leading the university’s 10 schools and colleges, and providing oversight for academic programs for teaching,  research, creative inquiry, and service. He has held senior leadership roles in Academic Affairs with the University of Texas-El Paso, New York Institute of Technology, and prior to joining Montclair State, he was the chief academic officer and senior vice-president with the University of North Carolina University System from 2015-2018 and served as interim president in 2016. A scholar, he has received $15 million in research funding from sources that include the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Gates Foundation and published more than 50 scholarly papers and book chapters. 

Dr. Gonzales has also been a servant leader in professional academic and mental health organizations and for his contributions, he has received numerous awards and recognitions. In 2021, he received the 2021 Educational Excellence Award from the NYC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Diversity in Business Award, and Nassau County’s Hispanic Education Advocate of the Year Award, among others. Currently, he is on the board of directors of the AAUA. Dr. Gonzales holds M.D, and MBA degrees. His undergraduate degree is from Brown University and he graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His specialty is psychiatry. He received an MBA with honors from the University of Maryland.

Dr. Gonzales is of Peruvian heritage and grew up in Hartford, CT. In an interview with the Montclair student newspaper, he discussed his realization that many of his peers, like himself, were poor and had to rely on teachers and mentors to foster their career aspirations. The inequities experienced growing up motivated his focus on supporting students through access and equity programs.  

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  1. Complete the registration form and payment process.

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Revised February 1, 2024