As TCC’s Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Diversity, Nydia A. Gonzalez is providing leadership in a newly organized area overseeing District initiatives that advance an organizational environment that values and cultivates diversity and inclusion.
Gonzalez previously was chief diversity officer at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., and director of Diversity and Cultural Competence at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
During her career, she has held a variety of international diversity leadership roles for Dell Computer Corporation in Asia, Europe and Latin America. She also has worked as a resident expatriate in Indonesia for the Atlantic Richfield Corporation and in Japan for the Tokio Kaijo Marine and Fire Insurance Company.
Gonzalez earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in political science from the University of North Texas and received training and certification for her work in diversity from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University.
A recognized authority in diversity and cultural competence, she has been a keynote speaker and presenter at numerous conferences worldwide. Her community involvement includes mentoring economically disadvantaged women and helping them to pursue a fresh start in life. Additionally, Gonzalez has volunteered extensively with the homeless, underprivileged and working poor throughout her career.