Welch re-elected to SACNAS board of directors


SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science) announces the election of four individuals to its national Board of Directors, including the reelection of Dr. Corey Welch, Program Director, STEM Scholars Program at Iowa State University.

“We are excited to welcome on the new board members. They bring a wealth of experience from their professional backgrounds and from their involvement with SACNAS over the years,” said SACNAS President Dr. Lino Gonzalez.

All four new board members will take office in January 2019.

General board members:

  • Roberta Pokphanh, PhD (Cherokee), Assistant Vice Provost, University of Kansas
  • Monica Ramirez Basco, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
  • Corey Welch, PhD (Northern Cheyenne), Director, STEM Scholars Program, Iowa State

Student board member:

  • Ana Gabriela Vergara, Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD Candidate, Washington State

SACNAS is an inclusive organization with a 45-year history of fostering the success of
Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers and positions of leadership in STEM.

SACNAS serves approximately 6,000 members, a larger community of 20,000, and with 115 SACNAS student and professional chapters throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.