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MaritzaMartinezMaritza  Martinez

University Offices

Expertise: 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) 442-5180
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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 bi-lingual (English/Spanish).