Deborah A. Santiago
Published September 28, 2016
Updated April 17, 2021

Deborah A. Santiago is the cofounder and CEO at Excelencia in Education, an organization that aims to improve Latino access in higher education. Santiago’s work concentrates on state and federal policy, financial aid, Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), and the evaluation of effective institutional practices. She was recently appointed to the California Higher Education Recovery with Equity Taskforce.

Expertise: Latinx access to higher education, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, financial aid, education policy, Latinx student success

Location: Washington, D.C.


Phone: (202) 785-7350

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