Team Fundraising Page of Gisela P. Vega
Gisela P. Vega
Dr. Gisela P. Vega is completing her 29th year in higher education. Passionate about diversity education, social justice, mentorship, and addressing issues of access and choice in higher education, her research areas include gender and sexuality issues, global human rights, and sexual minorities in higher education. Dr. Vega is the Director for the LGBTQ Center and adjunct faculty in Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Miami. She served as the inaugural LGBTQ professional at Florida International University’s LGBTQ Initiatives Program, the first of its kind in any south Florida college or university. As adjunct professor with the Center for Women’s and Gender studies, she assisted in establishing the Queer Studies Certificate program. In 2019, Gisela received the National LGBTQ Task Force’s prestigious Eddy McIntyre Community Service Award. Her ACPA service emerged in the early 90’s, serving as one of the original Beyond Tolerance Roadshow trainers. Vega’s leadership roles in professional organizations span three decades, including LGBTQ Standing Committee Chair. She holds a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from Florida International University, masters in Instructional Leadership, and two bachelors of fine arts in Art Education and Graphic Design from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Providing students with personalized attention is at the heart of her 29+ years of service in Higher Education.
About This Campaign
The Diamond Honoree Program, established by the Foundation in 1999 is both a recognition program and a fund raising activity. Those nominated for consideration are recognized for their outstanding and sustained contributions to higher education and to student affairs.
The funds raised on behalf of the Honorees are used for ACPA and Foundation activities in keeping with the Association’s purposes and strategic goals. Since its inception in 1999 the program has generated over $100,000.
If you wish to make contributions via check, please mail the ACPA Foundation one check with the total amount, indicating to whom the amount should be distributed and in what portions.
c/o PNC Bank
P.O. Box 645851
Pittsburgh, PA 15264-5256