Vice Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor of Diversity and Inclusion, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado
Nominee: Barbara O’Brien
In May of 2008, Zenaido Camacho, PhD (BA, Baylor University, Chemistry and Psychology; MA Baylor University, Biochemistry and Physiology; PhD, University of Texas at Austin, Chemistry) fulfilled the new role of Vice Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Camacho came from El Paso, Texas, where he served as the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Regional Dean at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, in addition to holding an appointment as full professor in the Departments of Medicine and Pathology. He was instrumental in helping to establish this new medical school. Prior to his time at Texas Tech, Dr. Camacho served as the Vice President for Student Affairs at Rice University, Senior Associate Dean at Baylor College of Medicine, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at the University of Washington School of Medicine, along with various faculty positions within these universities, including Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology and Professor of Community Medicine. During his 38 years of experience working in higher education, Dr. Camacho has received numerous awards and honors locally, statewide, and nationally. He has served on over 50 boards and has been Project Advisor and Principal Investigator on many funding projects.