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Melinda Tejada Honored As Influential Woman in Business


Waubonsee Community College Vice President of Student Development Dr. Melinda Tejada is being honored in the “Business Ledger’s” 19th Annual Influential Women in Business awards program.

Tejada has been a long time advocate and supporter of the work of Fox Valley United Way, serving three terms on our Board of Directors and currently serving on the Exectuve Committee of our SPARK (Strong, Prepared and Ready for Kindergarten) Early Childhood Collaboration.

According to Kendall County Now:

"Tejada is one of 19 women executives who will be honored during an event in November. The awards recognize outstanding women who excel in business, civic and personal arenas within the Business Ledger’s primary editorial coverage area (suburban Chicago). The awards are presented in partnership with the National Association of Women Business Owners - Chicago Area Chapter.

Within her career at Waubonsee, Tejada has been promoted six times to her current role as vice president of Student Development. She has a Doctorate of Education from Northern Illinois University, which she completed while working full time. Within her role at the college she provides leadership and oversight for student development services such as Admissions, Records, Registration, Athletics, Financial Aid, Student Life, Access Center for Disability Resources, Career Development, Learning Assessment and Testing Services, Student Support Services and Upward Bound.

Tejada is also involved in state and national professional organizations. She currently serves on the College Student Personnel International national board, and as the Association for Individual Development Board secretary. She has served three terms on the board of the Fox Valley United Way, and serves on the board of the Quad County Urban League. She also serves on the executive committee for Strong, Prepared And Ready for Kindergarten (SPARK), the Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry Advising Board and has served with the Hispanic Heritage Advisory Board and Aurora Community Study Circles."

Well deserved honor indeed!