Sofia Guardado, a first-year graduate student in the Higher Education Administration & Leadership (HEAL) program at Adams State University, has been accepted as a 2021 Colorado Department of Higher Education Policy Fellow.

Sofia Guardado
Sofia Guardado

Guardado, from Zacatecas, Mexico, is among 18 Fellows selected. She currently serves as an HSI (Hispanic-Serving Institution) success advisor for first-generation students at Morgan Community College in Fort Morgan, Colo. “I am passionate about increasing accessibility in higher education for all students and I’m excited to lead the 2021 CDHE Policy Fellows,” she said.

“I’m beyond excited for HEALer Sofia Guardado’s appointment as a 2021 CDHE Policy Fellow,” said Melissa Freeman, Ph.D. and HEAL program director. “Sofia is a very talented woman who will do great things in higher education. This appointment is a testament to that.”

Adams State’s HEAL online program prepares higher education professionals to manage and lead institutions of higher education, especially Hispanic-Serving Institutions and to enhance the success of students they serve.