Student Profile

Horacio Corona Lira

Ed.D. Student-CANDEL Cohort 17


Horacio Corona Lira was born in Las Tortugas, Michoacán, Mexico, and raised in Lindsay, California. He is the first in his family to attend and graduate from college, receiving a bachelor’s degree in psychology with minors in education and Chicano studies from the University of California at Berkeley. He attributes much of his success to the work ethic instilled in him by his parents and his campesino upbringing. Horacio has over 10 years of professional experience in student affairs, student equity, and leadership in higher education. He is passionate about working with students and creating a profound impact in his community. Horacio currently serves as Director for the Hispanic Serving Institution Grant at College of Alameda.

Horacio received a master’s degree in public policy and administration at California State University, Sacramento. His master’s thesis focuses on academic probation, student retention, and equity outcomes.


Director, Hispanic Serving Institution Grant – College of Alameda 

Research Interests

Hispanic Serving Institutions, College Academic Probation, Higher Education Access, Equity Outcomes, Racial Justice in Higher Education, Organizational Leadership, Higher Education Policy, Data Analysis.

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