Chairperson MessageAs we begin a new year, and a new decade, I welcome both the opportunity and the challenge of serving as the Chair of the Board of Directors of The SHPE Foundation. Just as I feel a deep commitment toward my Hispanic culture I also feel it is my mission to continue to support students in their development, specifically in the areas of technology, engineering, math and science.
This year one of the major goals is to develop a new operational framework that supports our mission. This goal will play an instrumental role in shaping the future of the SHPE Foundation. Even as our country faces its current economic challenges, we plan to continue to grow and expand the SHPE Foundation.
I humbly accept my role as Chairman of the Board of Directors with a strong sense of determination to exceed all of our goals. I know that we can be successful if we apply our resources and talents to the task at hand. We have a great deal of work ahead, and you can expect that I will rely heavily on my fellow board members and the staff of the SHPE Foundation. If we have everyone's involvement and support, surely we will succeed.
We have a tremendous responsibility as well as a unique opportunity to educate, communicate and share our knowledge with our community along with others. Working together, we can enhance the value of our profession while improving the opportunity for others to obtain educational opportunities.
I look forward to a wonderful year ahead.
Diana Gomez, P.E.
Chairman of the Board of Directors