Dr. Mink is currently the Department Chair for the School of Leadership Studies. Since 1978, Dr. Mink has been a professor at the Fielding Graduate University. She teaches and supervises doctoral students in the areas of organizational change, management and leadership, and learning and motivation. Dr. Mink was the Dean (1997-2001) of the Human and Organization Program. She also served on the Board of Trustees of the Fielding Graduate University, where she was a member of the Board Executive Committee and was Chair, Board Committee on Diversity and Social Justice. Dr. Mink has also been a lecturer/clinical professor in the Department of Educational Administration at The University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Mink has over thirty-five years of international consulting experience in the areas of leadership development and the design and implementation of organizational change. She has worked with clients in the fields of manufacturing, health care, education, government, communications technology, and banking.
Dr. Mink's honors include being elected to Pi Mu Epsilon (mathematics honorary) and the Board of Directors of the Human Resource Planning Society. She has been listed in Outstanding Educators of America, Who’s Who in American Women, and Who's Who in the South and Southwest. She served on the Board of Trustees of the Texas Association of Community College Trustees and Administrators (TACCTA). She has also been President of TACCTA. She is currently on the Board of Directors of the Arc of the Capital Area. She is a life time member of the Austin Area Urban League and the Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education.
Dr. Mink has also won poetry and creative writing awards in Texas writing competitions.
Industry Expertise (6)
Training and Development
Professional Training and Coaching
Areas of Expertise (11)
Adult Learning Design
Team Development and Effectiveness
Managing Large Scale Organization and Community Change
Action Research Consultation and Interventions
Community College Leadership, Programs and Governance
Organizational Development and Change
Learning With an Emphasis On Adult Learning
Leadership and Management
Higher Educational Policy
Outstanding Academic Service Learning Professor (professional)
(2014) Awarded by the University of Texas to only two university professors.
Leadership Texas (professional)
(2008) Selected to be one of the 100 women from across the state of Texas to study the educational issues and the changing economy of Texas.
Visiting Scholar Plaques (professional)
Conferred by the University of Texas - Austin Community College Leadership Program for each year from 2005 to present.
Board of Trustees (professional)
(2000) Elected for three terms (through public election) to Board of Trustees, Austin Community College District, Austin, Texas -- Terms of office 2000-2006, 2006-2012 and 2012-2018.
Duke University: EdD, Higher Education 1971
- Global Austin : Member
- Executive Women in Texas Government : Member
- Austin Area Urban League : Member
- Texas Association of Community College Trustees and Administrators : Member
- ARC of Central Texas : Board Member
- Lifetime Member Austin Urban League
- Outstanding Educators of America
- Who’s Who in American Women
- Who's Who in the South and Southwest
Research Grants (1)
Two Year Grant
U.S. Department of Education / U.S. Department and Defense
Awarded to develop and pilot test curriculum modules to train physician assistants and dental assistants.
(1996) This is a proposal for a panel to discuss adult learning as it relates to the virtual workplace. The combination of the virtualization of the workplace, the need for ongoing education and the training of professionals and other workers, their continual role and job transitions, the ...