Cuthburt Fernandez holds a Master’s in Leadership and a Master of Business Administration from Augsburg College in Minnesota. He completed the CDC Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute (EPHLI) and is also a Humphrey Policy Fellow from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, at the University of Minnesota. He has more than 16 years of leadership and management experience in the private sector and 16 years in the public sector.
Professor Fernandez has a track record of revitalizing business operations, bringing leaders together and building relationships between entities. He believes in servant leadership and in a cross-functional, collaborative approach to addressing complex challenges by increasing collective knowledge and wisdom. He is passionate about public service, community building, cultural diversity and youth leadership, and contributes his time and talent to serve the local community through the Red Cross and Rotary International.