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Dr. Ovueraye is the Vice Provost for Workforce Programs and Professional Learning at Miami Dade College. Her professional career has included sustaining academic excellence, high STEM graduation rates, promoting teaching excellence, fostering a positive student experience, and a track record of championing innovation. Through her ability to develop strong internal and external partnerships, she has created a cloud computing center, free returning citizens digital education program, and other workforce initiatives that support raising students’ economic status.“Over my working life as a college administrator, I have strived to promote the use of program resources to build communities and a learner centered environment. My philosophy is that through guided engagement, students can learn to use their education to gain autonomy, exercise personal responsibility for choices and decisions, as well as control their own learning. I work to ensure that through my efforts students will develop and grow to be successful and productive citizens. I am honored to serve the educational community toward achieving its goals.” said Dr. Ovueraye. “As a student success change agent for academic and technical education programs she has sought out, received, and managed several Federal grants including a Title V, USDA-NIFA grants, and a current S-STEM project. She has also served as the Association of Southeastern Biologist chair of Human diversity committee and secretary were, she contributed to the association’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work. In addition to contributions described above and as one deeply engaged in the STEM education field, she worked with a team of collaborators to contribute to the 2014/15 the Southeast Regional PULSE (SERP) Institute report as part of the Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education: A Call to Action [AAAS, 2011]. Funded by the National Science Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Additionally, she currently serves on the Fulbright Specialist roster, as a Florida Pathways Navigator coach for the Florida Success center, and was appointed to Florida credentials of value work group.Dr. Ovueraye holds a doctoral degree in education from Northeastern University in Boston, a Master’s degree in Environmental Science from Imperial College in London, and a Bachelor’s degree in microbiology from Edo State University in Nigeria.


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