Dr. Estela R. Lopez
Dr. Lopez, a resident of East Hartford, is the former Director of the Latino Policy Institute of the Hispanic Health Council. She is also the former Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs of the Connecticut State University System, a position which she held from April 2002 to April 2007. Prior to her association with CSU, Dr. Lopez served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Northeastern Illinois University, as a Senior Associate at the American Association for Higher Education, as a Senior Fellow at the American Council on Education, and as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Planning at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico. She is a board member of the United Way of Connecticut and the Latino Endowment Fund of the Hartford Foundation and the Connecticut State Board of Education.