Dr. Coralina Daly (Cory, she/her) is the Vice President of Student Affairs at Central Wyoming College. She is an alum of the 2011-12 cohort and credits it with changing the trajectory of her career. She has encouraged colleagues to participate in AMI, cited the experience in her dissertation, and is excited to be a part of the program again.
"Being among such passionate, dedicated women inspired me to seek to serve in a greater capacity," she said. “Connection is powerful, and AMI’s ability to connect us better to ourselves and to others like us is transformative.”
Dr. Daly has always found networks vital to her professional life, beginning with her undergraduate job supervisor’s advice to investigate archives as a career. She completed a Master of Library Science degree with a concentration in archives at the University of Maryland. After starting at Central Wyoming College in the library, she moved into administration and has flourished in her role overseeing enrollment management, diversity/equity, student life, and student support.
“It is a pleasure to be a part of helping our often very vulnerable students believe in themselves and carry that confidence into serving their communities,” she said.
Dr. Daly earned her doctorate in higher education administration with a dissertation entitled “Inner Work: An autoethnography about community college leadership development.” She is fascinated by how better processing the ways we handle our emotions, history, and programming can neutralize the subconscious sabotage with which women often struggle. She is the co-chair of Complete College Wyoming, principal investigator for CWC’s Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institutions (NASNTI) grant program, and a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission.