Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, PH.D. is the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Success and a Professor of Political Science at the University of Nebraska at Omaha where he has worked for the last 20 years. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia, his Masters for the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and his Bachelor's Degree from the University of California Los Angelos. He has extensive non-profit, corporate and academic leadership experience that he brings to the SGS Board of Directors. Alvarado is an advocate for wellness knowing that a large and growing proportion of our children are arriving at the university with diagnosed behavioral and mental health conditions. When he isn't dedicating his time to the well-being of others he is watching movies and listening to Jazz and Hip Hop with his daughter and wife of 30 years.