Dr. Edelmira Segovia serves as Director of Centro Hispano in the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at UNCW, where she supports the growing number of Latinx students applying, attending and completing degrees at UNCW. In her 22 years’ experience with public education, she has served populations underrepresented in higher education, taught world languages, coordinated migrant education programs, and served as Diversity and Inclusion Administrator.
Dr. Segovia is Co-chair of the UNCW Latino Alliance of Southeastern North Carolina, tasked with empowering local citizens and organizations that serve the Latinx community by creating positive change in areas of education, business, health care, safety, and community building. Most recently, she joined the founding team of the Latin American Business Council of the Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, where she supports accessibility for established Latinx businesses in the region. In this role, she advocates for economic and public policy opportunities in a multilingual and culturally aware platform, with equal access to all resources that foster economic growth, success and integration of Latinx businesses and professionals into fabric of southeastern North Carolina.