Satornino recognized by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics


Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business Assistant Professor Dr. Cinthia Satornino, has been recognized for her commitment to supporting and expanding opportunities for minority students and faculty in higher education as part of the PhD Project, under The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

Satornino is the co-chair of The PhD Project’s Committee on Hispanic Excellence in business. The committee’s goal is to recruit Hispanic-American professors to serve as mentors to Hispanic-American students, creating a clear path to success for undergraduate and graduate degrees.

“Hispanic-Americans value education. They have now and will continue to have a dramatic impact on the future of this country, economically and culturally. It makes addressing the issue of college completion for Hispanic-Americans important not only from an altruistic perspective, but also because of its very real economic and strategic business impact,” Satornino said in a previous article.

Satornino is one of only 31 female Hispanic-American marketing professors in the United States.

In addition to this recognition, Satornino previously published paper in the Journal of Marketing earned the 2016 Excellence in Research Award from the American Marketing Association’s SalesSIG and the 2016 Ronald Copeland Best Paper award. As the 2016 Diverse Magazine Emerging Scholar, and the 2015 recipient of the AMA and Sheth Foundations’ New Faculty Research Grant, Satornino exemplifies what it means to commit to education and progress through multiple means with extensive gains for those she represents.

Satornino was profiled on the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics website.

“While there are many motivating factors for becoming a professor, a few stand out. One was the desire to mentor students before they became working professionals. I served as a mentor to young professionals throughout my career, and I really enjoyed that aspect of my job. I hired a lot of new graduates in the hiring process, and I encountered a lot of new graduates that weren’t as well prepared as they should be for their entry into the workplace. I wanted to help. I had this notion that the most efficient way to reach as many future leaders as possible was to head back to college as a professor.”

The rest of her profile can be found here.