Title: Director, Office of Educational Equity, University of Phoenix
Saray Lopez is director of the Office of Educational Equity at University of Phoenix. Prior to joining the university, Lopez had over eight years of experience in building and designing competency-based education programs in a private liberal arts college and a community college setting. Prior to transitioning to higher education, she worked in the international sector, developing partnerships between universities in Utah and South America, and lived in China while working as a buyer. Lopez has an MBA from Westminster College and a bachelor’s in marketing and French from Utah State University. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in leadership and change from Antioch University. Lopez completed the New Leadership Academy Fellowship at University of Michigan in partnership with the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education. She currently sits on board of Achieving My Purpose and serves on various regional committees including Tempe Union High District Community Diversity Advisory Committee, Arizona Multicultural Education Conference Committee, and the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce DATOS Research Committee. Most recently, Lopez was awarded the Inclusive Leader Award from the Diversity Leadership Alliance and was featured on the cover of Diverse: Issues In Higher Education’s 2017 Hispanic Heritage issue.