Maritza Martinez

Works with at-risk populations and helps students achieve success in a higher education setting

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Maritza Martinez

Assistant Dean
University Offices
Department: Educational Opportunity Program

At-risk students; diversity; conflict resolution; motivation; student success; community relations; effective study strategies; social work; women's issues; coalition building; the importance of mentoring

Campus phone: (518) 442-5179
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Maritza Martinez is the assistant dean of the Educational Opportunity Program in the Office of Academic Support Services at UAlbany. She has more than 20 years working with at-risk populations and helping students achieve success in a higher education setting.

Martinez has performed community organization and advocacy and has extensive experience working with residents from high-risk communities. She is of Latina descent and is bilingual (English/Spanish).