Martha Romero is currently working with the University of Maryland University Center's ethics residency for doctoral students and is a Coach for Achieving the Dream. As an Achieving the Dream Coach, Dr. Romero consults Sinclair Community College, South Texas College, Alvin Community College, Del Mar Community College, North Lake Community, Century College, and Los Angeles Valley Community College with a particular interest in institutional transformation, strategic planning and professional development.
Prior to her role with Achieving the Dream, Dr. Romero was the Founding Director of the Community College Leadership Development Initiatives (CCLDI) at Claremont Graduate University. As a faculty member, Dr. Romero taught graduate seminars in organizational development at the University of Colorado and in the Community College Leadership program at the University of New Mexico and at the Claremont Graduate University with which she is still affiliated. She served as Vice President for Instruction at Pikes Peak Community College, and as President of the Siskiyous Joint Community College District consisting of two community college campuses in northern California. At the policy level, Dr. Romero has been a member of the senior management team responsible for policy analysis and development for Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), the Colorado Commission for Higher Education, and other organizations.
Nationally, she has been a consultant to businesses, foundations, and institutions of higher education. Dr. Romero serves as a trainer for trustee and state commissions for the Association of Governing Boards. As a member of the SIAS University Foundation in China, she conducts leadership seminars for Chinese professionals. She developed and conducts an Ethics Residency for the University Of Maryland University College Doctoral Program in Community College Leadership for which she also functions as an executive coach.
Educational Background: Dr. Romero holds a degree in English Literature from Loretto Heights College (now part of Regis University) and a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado.