Dr. Marìa Nieto Senour, a facilitator for Viewpoint Learning, is serving her fourth term on the San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees. The first Latina elected to a city-wide school or college board office in San Diego, Marìa is an advocate for children and for increasing staff and student diversity in education.
In 2002, Marìa chaired the board of directors of the San Diego Convention Center, bringing economic growth and development to the San Diego region.
Marìa is a full professor in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology at San Diego State University, where she directs and teaches in the Community Based Block (CBB) program. The CBB specializes in preparing counselors from diverse ethnic groups to be multicultural specialists. Marìa was named Professor of the Year by San Diego State in 1993.
Marìa earned a B.A. from Marygrove College in Detroit, a M. Ed. from the University of Toledo in Ohio and a Ph.D. from Wayne State University in Detroit. She has written several professional articles and book chapters and has presented at numerous conferences on such topics as Loss and Grief; Working with Mexican American Students and Parents; Gender Roles and Ethnicity; and Do You Really Need a Boyfriend?
Her volunteer work includes past service as a board member of LEAD, San Diego, serving as a consultant on race relations to the San Diego Housing Commission, a trainer to numerous probation departments in California on how to work with Latino offenders, and a consultant to various educational and community organizations on women’s, cross-cultural and Latino issues.
Contact Marìa Senour by email or phone at 858-551-2317.