Estela López Senior Associate Excelencia in Education Email contact@EdExcelencia.org Estela López serves as a Senior Associate of Excelencia in Education. She is also Vice Chairperson of the Connecticut State Board of Education. She brings to Excelencia's mission significant campus and organizational experience including senior administrative roles at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Northeastern Illinois State University, and the Connecticut State University System. Estela has held positions with leading national higher educational associations that have shaped her leadership skills and made her an effective change agent for student success. She is the recipient of numerous honors including the Illinois Latino Council in Higher Education Distinguished Service Award and Connecticut General Assembly's Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission Latina Citizen of the Year.