Mitchell College Welcomes Dean of Student Experience and Belonging

Mitchell College recently welcomed Dr. Alicia Martinez as dean of student experience and belonging. In her role, she will oversee all aspects of the student experience, including the student judicial code, wellness, residence life, Title IX compliance and campus safety.

Martinez most recently served as the program manager in the Office of Diversity Enhancement & Medical Education at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she oversaw the Einstein Enrichment Program for underrepresented populations in the field of medicine, health and science. She also developed and ran the Community Based Service Learning Program for medical students. Martinez returns to Mitchell having served as its director of student activities and orientation from 2004-2008.

She holds a doctor of education in higher education from Saint Peter’s University, a master of science in organizational leadership from Nyack College and a bachelor of arts from State University of New York at Stony Brook. 

Dr. Tracy Y. Espy, Mitchell College president, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Martinez back to Mitchell College. As dean of student experience and belonging she will work closely

with all areas of the college community to provide a quality, holistic experience for our students. Her role will be instrumental in creating a sense of belonging and community for our diverse student population.”

Martinez said, “It brings me great joy to be back in New London, working on behalf of the students at Mitchell College. I look forward to collaborating with our talented team of faculty and staff to develop vibrant and enriching living and learning experiences that will enhance student life and build a culture of diversity, empathy and inclusion on campus.”

About Mitchell College
A small liberal arts college, Mitchell developed its distinct educational approach over more than 80 years, blending a tradition of mentoring with an expertise in teaching diverse learning styles to create the innovative Mitchell Ability Model. Through a journey of self-discovery, learning adaptability, four-year career development, and mastery of essential abilities, students are challenged, supported and equipped for lifelong success. Mitchell is committed to the broader community through building strong, creative and cooperative partnerships. Located on a beautiful waterfront campus in historic New London, Connecticut, it is also home to championship NCAA Division III athletics, Thames at Mitchell College, the Mystic Program, and the renowned Bentsen Learning Center.