Dr. Anny Morrobel-Sosa serves as the chief academic officer for the UW System. Her areas of responsibility include academic programs, diversity and inclusion planning, data and policy analysis, faculty and staff development, student affairs, developmental education, and instructional technology. She also provides leadership in strategic planning and predictive analytics focused on talent development to support the current and future economic development needs of the state and nation.
Morrobel-Sosa has held numerous other administrative and tenured faculty positions at institutions across the United States. She served as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Herbert H. Lehman College, City University of New York, from 2012-2016. Of the many initiatives led by Morrobel-Sosa during her tenure at Lehman College, the most significant were: the reverse-transfer agreement for the three CUNY campuses in The Bronx, the planning/prioritization process, and the shepherding of Lehman’s first stand-along applied doctoral program (Doctorate in Nursing Practice, DNP). The Going Forward in Reverse program supports student completion while recognizing student mobility from 2-year to 4-year institutions. After demonstrating the student-centeredness and success of the initiative, the CUNY Chancellor declared this as one of his principal goals for FY2016 to extend and formalize reverse transfer throughout the entire CUNY System of 274,000 students. Morrobel-Sosa also co-chaired the first comprehensive and exhaustive internal review of all programs and services at a CUNY campus as part Lehman College’s planning and prioritization process to become stronger and more innovative College, within a more sustainable academic and financial model in preparation for the next strategic plan, regional reaccreditation study, and 50 anniversary. The approval of the Doctorate in Nursing Practice by the Board of Trustees also required approval of a change in the College’s Master Plan.
In addition, Morrobel-Sosa served as Dean of the College of Science at the University of Texas at El Paso from 2007-2012 where she was instrumental in elevating UTEP’s reputation and profile as both a research institution and an innovative and inclusive learning environment for previously underserved populations in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Morrobel-Sosa is also president and founder of The Micaela Group, which assists universities in improving student success, closing achievement gaps, and strategic planning, including diversifying students and faculty in STEM.
Morrobel-Sosa received her B.S. in Physics and Chemistry at the University of Puerto Rico in 1976, a M.S. in Chemistry at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1980, and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at the University of Southern California in 1985.