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Mirta M. Martin

Former President, Fort Hays State University, USA

Dr. Martin was the first female president in the University’s 114 year history and the first Hispanic president in the great state of Kansas’ history. She is currently a Senior Scholar; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, USA. Dr. Martin holds a baccalaureate in psychology and political science from Duke University; a master of business administration from the University of Richmond; and a doctorate with an emphasis in strategic management and leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Martin’s career involves work in both the public and private sectors. As a senior banking executive, Dr. Martin was recognized as a highly effective and innovative practitioner, positioning companies for growth and profitability. She has served in various faculty and administrative positions in academia, establishing herself as strong advocate and a transformative leader for education.

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