Dr. Michele Soliz serves as the Associate Vice President for
Student Success and Inclusion within the Division of Student Affairs at The
University of Toledo. In addition to leading the Office of Multicultural
Student Success, Dr. Soliz provides leadership to Upward Bound, Toledo Excel,
Career Services and the Catherine S. Eberly Center for Women.
With 20 years of experience in higher education, Dr. Soliz
has served in numerous key roles across the institution including in the Office
of the President. As the Executive
Director of Academic Support Services and in collaboration with partners across
the institution, Dr. Soliz increased the usage and visibility of academic
support services which led to increases in retention and graduate rates of
students. Prior to her role in the provost’s area, Dr. Soliz served as
the Dean of Students. During her tenure, LGBTQA initiatives, including an
LBGTQA advisory board, were formed and the institution was recognized as an
LBGT friendly campus by Campus Pride, the leading national organization for student
leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for
She is active in the UT Latino Alumni Affiliate, serves as a
mentor to Latinas and African American female students and teaches Managing
Diversity in the Workplace for the College of Business and Innovation.
Dr. Soliz received her bachelor of arts in Ethnic Studies
from Bowling Green State University and earned her master’s and doctoral
degrees from UToledo in higher education, where her research focused on Latino
student baccalaureate completion rates and student engagement.
She cherishes spending time with her three children, Nina,
Jay, and Alejandro and granddaughter, Lena.