Dr. Jose Enriquez is an immigrant who was born in El Salvador and grew up in East L.A. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the national Latinos In Action education program headquartered in Sandy, Utah. Latinos In Action was awarded the White House’s Bright Spot Award for Hispanic Education in 2015.
Prior to his current role, Dr. Enriquez was a Division l college wrestler and two- time NCAA qualifier. His experience in education includes 11 years of service in school districts in Alpine and Provo, Utah, where he served as an assistant principal and Spanish teacher. He is also a former coordinator of Title III and Special Programs at the Utah State Office of Education. Dr. Enriquez is also the Founding President of the Utah affiliate of the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS). He was appointed as a commissioner on volunteerism by the Utah Commission on Volunteers in 2010, and as a governor-appointed commissioner to the Office of Multicultural Affairs in 2012. He holds a PhD in educational leadership, a Master’s in educational leadership, and a Bachelor’s degree, all from Brigham Young University.
Currently Jose serves on the following Boards of Directors: San Francisco Fed Reserve Bank SLC Branch, United Way of Salt Lake, Intermountain Community Care Foundation, and Salt Lake Community College Foundation.