Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

DR. Eva Martinez Powless

Eva Martinez Powless

Dr. Eva Martinez Powless is MATC’s chief diversity, equity & inclusion officer. She is a seasoned diversity, equity and inclusion practitioner with over 18 years of combined experience in higher education and nonprofit administration. Dr. Martinez Powless has held positions at Marquette University as assistant dean of admissions, director of the Office of Intercultural Engagement and director of diversity and inclusion. 

She earned an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Higher Education and Leadership from Marquette University, where she also earned a master's degree in Public Service (Leadership Specialization). Dr. Martinez Powless also earned a Bachelor of Arts from Alverno College. She was a first-generation and low-income college student, which propelled her commitment to college access and success.