Dr. Guilermina Gonzalez
connection to the arts in the state is closely related to the University
of Delaware. UD was the first intellectual home I had when I moved to
Delaware. One of my first classes at the MALS program was "Art in the
Twentieth Century"... where we explored the renewed impact of the
Mexican Muralism Movement. By opening this world to me the MALS program
nurtured my ongoing involvement with the arts and culture in the
Guillermina Gonzalez is a multicultural professional with
experience in the United States, Mexico, and Europe in her successful
career as an executive in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors. She
began her career working for multinational organizations in marketing
and sales and has since brought her corporate expertise to the nonprofit
sector. Currently, she is the Executive Director of the Delaware Arts
Alliance, the highly active arts advocacy group in the state.
Previously, she served as the Executive Director of the advocacy
organization Voices Without Borders.
Dr. Gonzalez is actively
involved in the community and serves as the Chair of the Americans for
the Arts' State Arts Action Network and Delaware's NPR radio WDDE
Community Advisory Board. She has served on the Delaware State Arts
Council, as well as on boards of Delaware College of Art and Design,
Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League, Latin American Community Center,
and the AARP Executive Council. The University of Delaware's College of
Arts and Sciences distinguished Dr. Gonzalez with the Alumni
Achievement Award in May 2014.
Dr. Gonzalez has an MBA from
Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, where she taught marketing
and business administration. She holds a Certificate in Leadership and
Public Management and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from the
University of Delaware. She obtained her doctorate in Business
Administration at Wilmington University in January 2014.