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Martha Reed
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Martha Reed is a native of Panama City, Panama and now resides in Indiana.  She is the program coordinator for the Office of Multicultural Services and Programs at Indiana State University. Martha is also a certified Emotional Intelligence Coach, EQ-i 2.0 + EQ 360 and a member of the Society for Emotional Intelligence.

Martha’s first attempt at college was a complete failure, with no support system. It would be many years later, the encouragement of two Indiana State University presidents, a briefcase, and a village of people, she completed her degree in December of 2015. She was honored and humbled to be selected as the commencement speaker.  Martha will earn her master’s in 2020. Due to this path, she is requested as a motivational speaker.

She has been a member of the university’s Staff Council and part of the Executive Council, the Diversity Council and the Council for Inclusive Excellence.  Martha is a founding member of the Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Advocacy (HOLA) and a co-advisor for the Hispanic Latino Alliance Student Organization. She was honored to receive the University Medallion, the highest honor given to a staff member at Indiana State, the Sycamore Staff Award, and the National Society of Leadership Award. She has been honored through, “Her Color Shines” with the Longevity Award and received the “Unsung Hero Award” through the Division of Student Affairs.  She has been recognized by the Saudi Student Association for her friendship, understanding, and support of International Education. Martha also serves on advisory boards for Give to Blue, annual giving, Staff Alumni Association, and Adult and Career Education. She is involved in her community’s volunteer fire department.

Martha has studied Emotional Intelligence for 21 years and has been asked to present and coach students and staff at Indiana State and Internationally. Her passion is working with students to fulfill their own goals and dreams within the university and beyond.