After two decades of aiding students in and out of the classroom, Joaquin Martinez hasaccepted the position of president at Hialeah Campus. He started his new post in July.
Martinez began at Miami Dade College in the late ‘90s as an English and civics professor to refugee students who sought their college degrees. During his two decades at the institution, he’s held positions as Department Chairperson of World Languages and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Kendall Campus, Associate Provost for Student Achievement at Wolfson Campus District Office, and Dean of Academic and Student Affairs at Hialeah Campus.
Martinez, born in Cuba and raised in Miami, has had a passion for education and helping students reach their goals since the early ‘90’s.
He graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont as a first generation college attendee, with a joint degree in political science and modern foreign languages. He continued his education at Florida Atlantic University, where he received a Ph.D. in higher education research.