Madeline Pumariega is the first female president appointed to lead one of the nation’s largest educational institutions, Miami Dade College (MDC). Adding to the historic nature of this appointment is the fact that Pumariega is an alumna of MDC. (read her full bio here)
Madeline Pumariega at the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College. She is the college’s fifth president and its first woman president.
Read the latest story in the Miami Herald about her special bond with her parents and her roots in Hialeah, FL.
“¿Ya tú estás saliendo del banco?” she asks him, looking at the time — about 6 p.m. — on her watch. “Are you leaving the bank yet?” Her 84-year-old dad still drives from his home in West Kendall to work as the executive vice president of business banking at Iberia Bank. “Pronto, ¿por qué?” he responds, “Soon, why?”