Nancy "Rusty" Barceló, Ph.D.

Dr. Nancy "Rusty" Barceló received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from Chico State College, her Master of Arts degree in Recreational Education from the University of Iowa, and her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Higher Education Administration. Dr. Barceló formally took office on July 1, 2010 as President of Northern New Mexico College (NNMC). Prior to her appointment as President of NNMC, she served as Vice President and Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity at the University of Minnesota.

From 2001 to 2006 Dr. Barceló served as Vice President and Vice Provost for Minority Affairs and Diversity at the University of Washington and from 1996 to 2001 she served as Associate Vice President for Multicultural and Academic Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Barceló held various positions at the University of Iowa from 1975 to 1996 including Assistant Provost and Assistant Dean with the Office of the Provost.

Dr. Barceló brings a national reputation and a 30-year career in higher education at the university level to Northern, as the College continues a transition to a high-quality four-year institution offering baccalaureate degrees in 14 disciplines, and a graduate-level program in the advanced planning stage. Dr. Barceló’s teaching experience is extensive; she has served as an affiliate faculty, affiliate assistant professor, adjunct faculty, and adjunct assistant professor.

While at the University of Minnesota Dr. Barceló developed the infrastructure of a newly-formed Vice President and Vice Provost Office; developed and implemented a strategic diversity statement; enhanced the perception of the University’s commitment to diversity via development initiatives; and developed and implemented the Faculty Diversity Research Institute. When Dr. Barceló was at the University of Washington she established alumni development efforts and provided leadership in a capital campaign which raised $22 million (goal was $10 million) and in secured Federal and State grants for K-12 pipeline efforts. These are just a few of her accomplishments and contributions while at the University of Minnesota and the University of Washington.

Dr. Barceló has served on numerous campus committees and boards; national and regional committees and boards; and community committees and boards.

Dr. Barceló has written numerous publications, including Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas and one that is forthcoming, a chapter in a book by Sylvia Hurtado on diversity and institutional transformation in universities. She is recognized nationally for her excellent professional presentations. Dr. Barceló has received many awards. The most recent award is the NACCS (National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies) 2012 Scholar, a prestigious academic award bestowed by NACCS.