Miami, July 7, 2022 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Vice President for External Affairs and Chief of Staff, Dr. Maryam Laguna Borrego, is among this year’s honorees in the South Florida Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” awards, which spotlight the region’s most entrepreneurial and influential young leaders.
The awards recognize outstanding professionals under the age of 40 in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties for their leadership, success in business and contributions to their communities.
“I am humbled by this recognition and will continue collaborating with other South Florida leaders while supporting the mission of the College to ensure equitable opportunities for all our students,” Borrego said.
In her current role at MDC, Borrego serves as a facilitator and conduit between the Office of the President and key stakeholders both internally and externally. She provides leadership and operational oversight for the college’s board of trustees and all external partnerships. This includes Government Affairs, The Idea Center, the 10,000 Small Businesses Program, and Cultural Affairs, which includes the Miami Book Fair, the Miami Film Festival and the Freedom Tower.
Borrego is a respected leader in our community and a nationally recognized education strategist and education policy advocate. She has led the implementation of data-driven decisions on complex issues ranging from economic development, strategic communication, leadership development and education attainment. Most recently, she was assistant vice president for public affairs the University of Miami (UM).
She also has held key roles with Take Stock in Children, The Miami Foundation and City Year Miami. Her community involvement includes the United Way of Miami-Dade and Leadership Florida, as well as alumni involvement with the University of Florida (UF), where she was inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame, Hispanic Hall of Fame and Florida Blue Key.
Borrego has a doctorate in higher education leadership from the University of Miami, a master’s in public policy and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Florida.