Michele Bobadilla has worked for years at the University of Texas at Arlington. She is Senior Associate Vice President for Outreach Services & Community Engagement and Assistant Provost for Hispanic Student Success. Bobadilla has been a Latina trailblazer in the area of higher education. She has dedicated her life’s work to helping students have access to college, financially and otherwise.
She has a very long list of accomplishments; some of which have endured throughout the years:
- She established the Society of 100 Endowed Scholars’ Fund with the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- As a board member with the Dallas Concilio, she helped create the Psyched out about Math and Science Program.
- She founded University Crossroads – a partnership of colleges and universities in North Texas, she has been able to impact over 24,500 students annually through SAT Math Prep Classes and other vital college ready programs. She forged this partnership with 69 area colleges, community based organizations, chambers of commerce, and school districts providing services that directly benefit students.
She also has an extremely long list of awards including being recognized in 2012 as a Woman of Distinction, an award from the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce. Latino Leaders magazine awarded her the 2010 Maestro Award for her Community Service. And, she was recognized as on of The Great Women of Texas, Most Influential Women honoree, by JP Morgan Chase and the Fort Worth Business Press in 2003.