Joaquín Martínez

2023-24 Aspen Rising Presidents Fellow
Joaquín Martínez, Ph.D. currently serves as Provost and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC). Dr. Martínez came to CCBC from Miami Dade College (MDC), the largest and one of the most diverse community colleges in the nation, with eight campuses and an annual enrollment of more than 150,000 students from around the globe. He has held various leadership positions over three decades, including district vice provost; president of two MDC campuses, Wolfson and Hialeah; associate dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs; associate provost of Student Achievement; and dean of Faculty and Student Services. He is an educator at heart. Previously, Dr. Martínez had served as professor and founding director of the School of Education at Albizu University, a doctoral, master’s and bachelor's level university serving students from diverse backgrounds, communities, and life experiences at its campuses in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Miami, FL.

Dr. Martínez earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and modern languages from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont; a master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Administration and Supervision at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida; and a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership and Research Methodology at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. He is a past fellow of the American Association of Community College´s (AACC) National Community College Hispanic Council (NCCHC) and currently serves on the AACC Commission on Student Success. He remains committed to helping students achieve, succeed, and transform their lives through education.