POSITION: SINCE 2012 President of El Paso Community College, a comprehensive public institution with 5 campuses and 2 centers in El Paso, Texas which serves just under 30,000 credit students each fall.
PREVIOUS: (2005-2012) Served as Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, South Texas College; (2002-2005) Dean of Enrollment Services & Registrar, South Texas College; Adjunct Faculty, South Texas College.
AFFILIATIONS: Serve on boards: The Hospitals of Providence East Campus, El Paso 2014-Present, Workforce Solutions Borderplex 2012-Present, United Way of El Paso 2013-Present, Texas Student Success Council 2012-President, Texas Association of Community Colleges 2012-Present, Texas Association of Community Colleges Student Success Committee Chair 2013-Present, Texas Success Center Advisory Board Chair 2013-Present, Excelencia in Education 2013-Present, Higher Education Research and Development Institute (HERDI) Advisory Board 2014-Present.
EDUCATION: Ph.D., Educational Human Resource Development, Texas A&M University – College Station, M.A., English, The University of Texas at Brownsville, B.A., English, Texas A&M University – College Station.
OTHER: El Paso Community College Awards: Aspen Prize Finalist – 2015, AACC Excellence Award for Student Success 2016, ACCT Western Region Equity Award 2016. Personal: McDonald’s Hispano Triunfadores for Education 2016, Aspen Ascend Fellow 2015, National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Award 2012.