Carlos Molina

Carlos Molina

Carlos Molina, Ph.D.
Vice President for Continuing Education & Workforce Development


Prior to his appointment as Vice President of Continuing Education and Workforce Development, Dr. Carlos Molina had served with distinction as Dean for Special Programs at Hostos Community College since 2002.  On leave from York College, he has been affiliated with that institution since 1993, where he holds the title of Professor of Health Education.

During Dr. Molina’s administration of Special Programs, Hostos was awarded a federal grant of $1.48 million (the initial allocation in a five-year federal funding cycle projected to total $7.4 million) to establish the Allied Health Career Pipeline program, which will train 900 public assistance recipients and other low-income individuals for jobs in the health care field. This is the largest competitive grant Hostos has ever received from the federal government, and it is augmented by additional funding from the JP Morgan Chase and Ford foundations and other sources.

Among other examples of our Continuing Education and Workforce Development initiatives are the Healthcare Interpreter Program, which trains linguistically and culturally sensitive interpreters for our city’s hospitals and other medical facilities, and Jefferson Houses Jobs-Plus, a multi-component employment initiative located in a public housing facility.  Dr. Molina’s leadership was a major factor that led to the college receiving a Workforce Leadership award from the NYC Department of Small Business Services in 2010.  This recognition is given annually to an organization or business that has enhanced its community through a creative and effective approach to workforce development and provided a model for others to replicate.

Dr. Molina’s scholarly publications include three co-authored books: Reader on Latina Health Issues, with M. Aguirre-Molina (Jossey-Bass, 2003); Health Issues in the Latino Community, with M. Aguirre-Molina and R. Zambrana (Jossey-Bass, 2001); and Latino Health in the U.S.: A Growing Challenge (American Public Health Association, 1994).

Dr. Molina has also written or co-written the following articles and chapters: “Spotlight: Latino Health,” with M. Aguirre-Molina (in Medical and Health Annual, Encyclopedia Britannica, 1995); “Ethnic/Racial Minorities and Worksite Health, with M. Aguirre-Molina (in State of the Art Review: An Organizational Perspective of Worksite Health Promotion, Haley & Belfus, 1991); “Family Health Promotion: A Conceptual Framework for La Salud y Bienstar en las Comunidades Latina (in Latino Families in the United States: A Resource Book for Family Life Education, Planned Parenthood (1983); and “Cross-Cultural Approaches to Child Rearing: Implications for Education about Parenting”(in A Teaching Manual for a Special Course for Teachers and Nurses on Priorities in Parenting (March of Dimes in America, 1976).