Dr. Enedina García Vázquez is Professor of School Psychology in the Counseling & Educational Psychology Department in the College of Education at New Mexico State University. She earned a BS in elementary education from (Southwest) Texas State University, and MA in bilingual-bicultural studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a PhD in School Psychology from the University of Iowa. Dr. Vázquez has extensive leadership experience throughout her academic tenure serving as Associate Director for the Honors College, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Deputy Director of the Physical Science Laboratory and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs of the College of Education. Dr. Vázquez developed the EdS School Psychology and the recently approved PhD programs at New Mexico State University. She served as the director of the EdS program for 11 years and will co-direct the doctoral program. An avid advocate for mentoring and building the pipeline, Dr. Vázquez has developed various programs for students at the middle and high school as well at the post-secondary levels. As Division 45 Member-At-Large, she coordinated the Links and Shoulders Mentoring Program, which has grown to be a signature program of Division 45. Individually and with partners she has secured over $3,000,000 in federal and foundation grants to continue her work in developing the pipeline and supporting children’s academic achievement and workforce development. Dr. Vázquez serves as evaluator to the New Mexico State University NSF INCLUDES grant supporting engineering students.
Dr. Vázquez’ service to the profession includes editor of the Trainers’ Forum, a refereed publication of the Trainers of School Psychology. She was also Member-At-Large for Division 45 – Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race. Dr. Vázquez assumes the President-elect position of Division 16, after just having completed her Division 45 presidential term.