Josephine De Leon

Appointed in 2008 as the inaugural Vice President for Equity and Inclusion at the University of New Mexico, Dr. Josephine “Jozi” De León brings a lifelong passion and extensive career focused on diversity to her role.

Dr. De Leon is nationally recognized for her work in social justice issues and traditionally underrepresented students. She has been a faculty member, a department head, an associate dean, and an associate provost for academic affairs. She also served as the Deputy Secretary for the Higher Education Department for the State of New Mexico.