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Eva Martinez Powless, Ph.D., is vice president and chief diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) officer at Milwaukee Area Technical College. She is a seasoned DEI practitioner with nearly two decades of experience in higher education and nonprofit administration. 

Before coming to MATC, Dr. Martinez Powless held several positions at Marquette University: Assistant Dean of Admissions, Director of the Office of Intercultural Engagement, and Director of Diversity and Inclusion. AT MATC, Dr. Martinez Powless is responsible for providing oversight of Multicultural Student Services, Title IX Office, Student Ombuds Office, Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and Bilingual Education Office.  

Dr. Martinez Powless earned an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Higher Education and Leadership from Marquette University. She also holds a master’s degree in Public Service (Leadership Specialization) from Marquette and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Community Leadership & Development from Alverno College.

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