When the president of Scholars Unlimited took the mic at the Breakfast of Scholars, she noted that she had attended her first Breakfast exactly seven years ago, on June 22, 2010.
“It was the start of a magical journey for me – seven wonder-filled years of seeing, first-hand, how Scholars Unlimited makes a profound difference in the lives of children considered “at risk’,” Kathleen said. “But now I’m ready to embark on a new path. As many of you know, earlier this year I decided to retire, and I’m now in my final weeks as president of Scholars Unlimited.”
“I’m very excited that we are joined today by the person who will soon be only the third organizational leader for Scholars Unlimited,” Kathleen continued. “Our next president has a tremendous depth of knowledge, a track record of repeated successes, and an unwavering passion for helping young children in our community. She is the ideal choice to be the next leader of Scholars Unlimited, and it is with real enthusiasm and delight that I introduce to you… Diana Romero Campbell.”
Diana joins Scholars Unlimited after 11 years with Mile High United Way, where she most recently served as the director of Early Learning and Education. She has also served as a program director for Family Star Montessori and Early Head Start, and the Vice President of the Warm Welcome program for Colorado Bright Beginnings.
Diana is chairing Mile High United Way’s United Neighborhoods Education Workgroup for the Globeville-Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods. The workgroup is focused on convening community partners and fostering collaborations to achieve community goals that include third graders reading at grade level, access to comprehensive out-of-school-time programs, and supporting increased parent engagement and early learning.
Diana received her Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from the University of Colorado, Denver and earned a Masters in Nonprofit Management from Regis University. She is a candidate for a Ph.D. in Education, Leadership and Policy Studies from the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver.
Diana will officially begin work at Scholars Unlimited on July 17th.