Irene Robles-Lopez, Ph.D.

Dr. Irene Robles-Lopez is currently vice president of student affairs at Pima Community College in Arizona, where she leads student affairs, supporting 15,000 students across five campuses. She leads the work of enrollment management, advising and counseling, career, student life, access and disability resources, Title IX, code of conduct, and co-curricular engagement.

Irene was raised in El Paso, Texas, and is bilingual in Spanish and English. Her career in education stems over 21 years and began in Texas, where she taught in the K-12 system as an elementary school teacher. In her 18 years at the community college, she has served in multiple positions in student affairs, including educational support faculty counselor and adjunct faculty.

She is an advocate for students at the local, regional, and national level and has served on the American Association of Community Colleges’ Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the special Commission on College Readiness. Setting a culture of success for students, staff, and faculty is a priority for her. Irene is genuine and passionate and leads with a student-centered approach in the work she does at the college and in the community.

Dr. Robles-Lopez earned her Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy from the University of Arizona. She holds a master of counseling from the University of Phoenix. Irene received her B.A. in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Texas at El Paso.

She serves on Women United-United Way of Southern Arizona and the Latino Education Committee with the Tucson Hispanic Chamber.