Lucia Nunez

I am currently the Vice President of Equity and Inclusion at Madison College, one of the sixteen technical colleges in Wisconsin. Previous to this position, I served as the Director of the City of Madison Department of Civil Rights for ten years and prior to that, I was the Equal Rights Division Administrator for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. I also served as the Deputy Secretary for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. From 1999-2003, I was the Executive Director of Centro Hispano of Dane County.


Before moving to Madison, I was a Senior Curriculum Specialist at the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.


I received my Master's in International Education from the Center for International Education at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts. My Bachelor of Arts degree is in Political Science and Hispanic Studies from Connecticut College in Connecticut.


I am originally from Cuba growing up in the Caribbean, living in various locations from the Guantanamo Naval Base to the U.S. Virgin Islands before coming to the United States to study and live.


I live in Madison, Wisconsin with my partner of 30 plus years. I often think about CIE, the people I met, and the dance parties in Amherst. My kids are now reading Paolo Freire and Frantz Fanon so my graduate school books are being passed around. [4-21]




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