Dr. Floralba Arbelo, the Dean of Student Affairs and an Associate Professor at Albizu University Miami Campus has served in higher education over the past 15 years as faculty and administrator. She has collaborated in research and program development with institutions of higher education and NGOs in Haiti, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, and in the United States. Dr. Arbelo-Marrero’s research focuses on minority student success, academic persistence, student retention, and online teaching and learning. Dr. Arbelo is HACU fellow and the recipient of the Women that Transcend Award for Global Leadership in Education and Community Service. She was recently elected to the AHSIE council to further advocate and support capacity building among HSIs in the United States.