Presidential Candidate

Dr. Diana Pino


Dr. Diana Pino has over 20 years of experience in higher education, serving in senior leadership roles as vice chancellor of student services at Houston Community College as well as dean of student services at Lone Star College. She holds a Ph.D. in educational administration and a B.A. in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. She also earned an M.S. in counseling psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University and holds Texas licensure as a professional counselor (LPC). Dr. Pino has teaching experience at both the community college and university levels in the areas of psychology, interdisciplinary studies, and Mexican American studies. She is currently an adjunct lecturer at the University of Houston as well as the President and CEO of Capstone HigherEd Services, providing services to colleges, small businesses, and non-profit organizations.

Dr. Pino is very involved in the community and serves as the chair of the education committee for the Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce and recently completed a term as board president of the Houston Hispanic Forum. In addition, she volunteers as a mediator and serves on the boards of the Dispute Resolution Center of Montgomery County and Association for Conflict Resolution – Houston Chapter. She is also a certified volunteer ombudsman with the University of Texas Health Science Center’s Long-term Care Ombudsman Program. Lastly, she is a member of class XXXII of the American Leadership Forum – Houston Chapter.

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