Regina Hernandez-Garcia

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Student Services Analyst
 Phone: 623.935.8828
 Location: KW 105A
Monday - Tuesday:
8:00 am-5:00 pm
9:00 am-6:00 pm
Thursday - Friday:
8:00 am-5:00 pm


Bachelor of Art in Communication Studies
Arizona State University
Master of Education in Higher and Post Secondary Education
Arizona State University
Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration - Higher Education (In Progress)
Illinois State University

Greetings!  I am Regina, an advisor within the Culture/Society and Behavioral Sciences and Human Services advising team here at EMCC.  It is an honor to serve students in the West Valley. I was born and raised in Maryvale and graduated from Trevor G. Browne High School (go Bruins!).  I am a first-generation college student, starting my educational career at Phoenix College, studying Journalism.  Later on, I transferred to Arizona State University (ASU), and after a long journey, received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies.  It took me some time to decide what I wanted to do as a career, and after twelve years of working at ASU, I knew higher education was the place for me; it just clicked.  I quickly enrolled in a Master’s degree program at ASU and upon graduation was admitted into a Ph.D. program at Illinois State University.  It was always a dream to attend a school out-of-state, and I knew this was my time to do it. My passion is helping individuals find their passion and match the education that goes along with it.  Now entering my seventeenth year in higher education, I’m excited to find new, innovative ways to enhance the college experience. 

When not doing homework, I love to spend time with my family, which includes my daughter, husband, and dogs (two chi-weenies, a pug, and greagle).  When time permits, I love to read for leisure, try new restaurants, and check out local museums. 

College Service 
2020-Current Interim Employee Senate
2020-First-Generation of Many Student Conference Planning Committee
2019-Current Women Rising Advisor
District Service 
2017-2018 Exploring Possibilities Steering Committee
2017-2019 Women Rising Campus Advisor
2015-2018 Student Outreach and Recruitment Council
2020-Current Employee Senate
Foster Champion, DREAMers, SafeSpace
Conference Presentations 

March 2021 |  Innovations Conference | The League for Innovation in the Community College

June 2021 | Student Success in Higher Education | NASPA  

Awards and Recognitions 

2020-2021 EMCC Innovation of the Year

2020-2021 MCCCD Innovation of the Year

Recent Professional Development Activities 

2021 - Innovations Conference  - The League for Innovation in the Community College

2019 - Women's Leadership Conference - Academic Impressions

2019 - Maricopa Latino Leadership Academy

2018 - Aspiring Leaders

2018 - MOSAIC Program

Gallup Results: Achiever | Input | Discipline | Consistency | Positivity

DISC Assessment: Conscientious | Steadiness

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