1990 Diaz Kelly
Milken Scholar 1990
Scholar Profile

Doris Díaz-Kelly

Higher Education


Mrs. Diaz-Kelly has been working with special populations for over 15 years. Her focus has been in mentoring and facilitating the educational experience of youth in whatever community she is a member of. Prior to her joining the Educational Opportunity Program at Dutchess Community College, she was the Coordinator of Hispanic Initiative at Allentown College (now DeSales University). She holds a Bachelors degree in Sociology and Spanish literature from Binghamton University and a Master of Arts and Social Science with a concentration in Counseling from Binghamton University as well. Most recently she is involved in a project with colleagues at her college in an initiative focusing on African American and Hispanic males and their academic success. In Nov. 2007 she was one of 40 State University of New York Educational Opportunity Program alumni to be honored at a gala for professional and academic achievement. She lives in Red Hook with her husband and three daughters and enjoys gardening and decorating in her free time.

High school:  A. Philip Randolph Campus High School


College Year Degree
State University of New York - Binghamton
Binghamton, NY
1994 B.A. Sociology and Spanish Literature
State University of New York - Binghamton
Binghamton, NY
1997 M.A. Social Science

News and Highlights

Doris Díaz-Kelly (MS '90)

Role model for the next generation of Hispanic leaders.  The State University of New York welcomes the new SUNY Hispanic Leadership Institute (HLI) director-in-residence, Doris Diaz-Kelly, MS ’90, to help build on SUNY’s successful professional development and networking program for Hispanic/Latinx leaders and allies. Simultaneously, Doris is Interim Associate Vice President of Student Affairs - Student Engagement at SUNY Oneonta.  Learn more about SUNY’s HLI mission of developing the next generation of Hispanic/Latinx leaders, and it’s success.  

Doris Díaz-Kelly (MS '90)

In November, Doris Díaz Kelly, MS ‘90 was honored along with forty other SUNY Educational Opportunity Program alumni at a banquet gala in New York City for her professional achievements in addressing the educational needs of special populations.