Dr. Gerardo De los Santos, VP of Community College Relations at National University (NU) is a thought leader, speaker, and writer in higher education and has authored over 50 publications. He has represented community colleges at the White House via Summits and Symposia focusing on innovation, leadership, and student success on multiple occasions. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious ETS O'Banion Prize in Education, the American Association of Community Colleges Recognition Award for Visionary Leadership, and the International Leadership Award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. In addition to his work with NU, Dr. De los Santos serves as a Faculty in Residence, Executive Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership, University of Texas at Austin, as well as Professor of Practice/Major Professor, Community College Leadership Program, College of Education, Kansas State University.