Dr. Jeannette Cruz
Scholarship Mentor Chair
Dr. Cruz is the Director for Student Support Services at the Office Multicultural Programs and Services at Florida International University. The Student Support Services is a TRIO program funded by the US Department of Education ($1.3m) to serve first generation, low-income, and students with disabilities at Florida International University. For more than two decades, she has been actively educating and serving underrepresented populations at a variety of educational institutions in United States. While at FIU, she has work for the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, Enrollment Services, and teaching freshmen students. Additionally, Dr. Cruz coordinated departmental initiatives, programming, and the implementation of procedures ensuring compliance between the University and external policies, regulations, and the U.S. Departments of Education.