by Ellen Small-Davis, Northern Essex Community College
Dr. Noemi Custodia Lora, Northern Essex Community College’s vice president of the Lawrence Campus and community relations, was named to a national equity advisory panel charged with creating policy and strategy so every worker has the opportunity for gainful employment.
The Racial Equity National Advisory Panel is part of the National Skills Coalition (NSC), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC. NSC’s 28,000 members come from across the 50 states and Puerto Rico, and are drawn from business, labor, community colleges, community-based organizations, and the public workforce system.
Custodia-Lora is one of 23 individuals nationwide selected to serve on the equity advisory panel. Her “deep professional expertise in higher education, including her leadership at NECC in establishing new and innovative partnerships to better serve immigrants and students of color, was a primary factor in her selection,” according to the selection committee.