Executive Vice President & Provost, Miami Dade College
Lenore Rodicio is a nationally-recognized leader in higher education. A native of Miami, Florida, Dr. Rodicio currently serves as Executive Vice President & Provost for Miami Dade College (MDC). Dr. Rodicio joined MDC in the fall of 2002 as an adjunct instructor of chemistry at the Kendall and InterAmerican Campuses. Since that time, she has held a number of positions at the college including Associate Professor, Chair of Natural and Social Sciences, Dean of Academic Affairs, Vice Provost for Student Achievement, and Provost of Academic and Student Affairs.
Most of Dr. Rodicio’s work has centered on student access, success and achievement; the recruitment of underserved populations to the STEM fields; increased access to liberal education for all students; and continuous improvement of the teaching and learning process. Dr. Rodicio has led projects funded by the National Science Foundation and the Carnegie Foundation. She has also worked with key partners such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Achieving the Dream, Lumina and Kresge, to improve student success and completion at MDC and to implement comprehensive solutions to improve completion rates, while upholding the highest standards of quality teaching and learning. Under her leadership, MDC is also developing alternative pathways to college credentials, including non-credit crosswalks to credit programs, prior learning assessment and competency-based education.
In recognition of her role and voice in higher education in Florida, she was recently selected as a 2019 Miami Herald Influencer. She was named one of South Florida’s influential business women by South Florida Business Journal in 2018. In 2017, she was also named the In the Company of Women Outstanding Woman in Education Honoree by the Miami-Dade Commission for Women of Miami-Dade Parks.
Dr. Rodicio holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Barry University, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in chemistry from Louisiana State University. She serves as an advisor to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Postsecondary Scaling Partners group and the Lumina Quality Credentials Task Force. She is a member of the American Chemical Society; a past president of the Association for General and Liberal Studies; and a current member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Outside of her professional work, Dr. Rodicio is married and is the mother of five children and is an accomplished baker.