Centro Hispano

Meet the Staff


Edelmira Segovia

Director of Centro Hispano, Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion

(910) 962.2551


Edelmira Segovia is from Lima, Peru. Her research area is the academic success of ethnic and racial minorities, particularly of Hispanic students at selective colleges or universities. In her 19 years of work with public education, she has served populations underrepresented in higher education, taught world languages (Spanish and ELL), coordinated migrant education programs, and served as diversity and inclusion administrator.

Ed.D. in Leadership And Administration, University Of North Carolina Wilmington, 2012

M.A. in Romance Languages, Appalachian State University, 2003

B.A. in Spanish, University Of North Carolina Wilmington, 1998


Chris Montero

MI CASA Program Advisor of Centro Hispano; Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion



Chris Montero holds a Master’s in Higher Education and specializes in culturally responsive pedagogy on Latinx and minoritized communities. As a Latino immigrant who came into the United States at the age of fifteen, Chris serves underrepresented populations through student empowerment and community building. His time in both radio broadcasting and higher education has given him opportunities to promote the importance of cultural identity and recognizing cultural fluidity. In his role, Chris provides leadership and support to the University of North Carolina Wilmington in the areas of multicultural recruitment, college access mentoring programs, retention, and diversity and inclusion.

B.A. in Communications StudiesUniversity of North Carolina Wilmington, 2012.

M.A. in Education. University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2016.