Nora de Hoyos Comstock, Ph.D. was elected to the Austin Community College Board of Trustees in November 2016 for a six-year term. She is an entrepreneur, business leader, and pioneer in utilizing social media to build a community for Latinas. Nora believes that education, which translates into hope and opportunity, is the single most important factor that transforms lives. Her Ph.D is from the University of Texas at Austin in Educational Administration with an emphasis on community college management (1982) and a B.A. in History (1974), with a specialty in Latin America.
Leadership in the Austin community includes chair and member of the Capital Area Workforce Development Board (1999, now Workforce Solutions). During her tenure as Interim Executive Director of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (1999), she implemented the Hispanic Austin Leadership Program. Currently she serves on the board of the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy (Cambridge, MA) and Latino Literacy Now (Los Angeles, CA).
Nora is the national/international founder of Las Comadres Para Las Americas. She served as the organization’s Volunteer President and CEO, since its founding in 2000. She built the organization to over 20,000 women in100 cities, 28 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada. She has retired but remains active on the board.