POSITION -- Since 2007, President of Odessa College, a public institution with its main campus in Odessa, Texas, and extension sites in Pecos, Andrews, and Ward County. Odessa College was recently designated an Achieving the Dream Leader College.
PREVIOUS -- Served as president, Western Texas College; vice president of student services, Midland College; dean of student services, Amarillo College; dean of enrollment management/student services, Odessa College; professor of Psychology, Odessa College.
AFFILIATIONS -- Serves on boards: Permian Basin Workforce Board; ECISD Education Foundation; Prosperity Bank Advisory Board; New Tech Odessa Board. Serves on committees: The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: Formula Funding Advisory, Community College Advisory Group, and P-16; The Texas Education Agency: Academic Achievement Distinction Designation Committee (AADDC); University of Texas System: Community College Initiative; Educate Texas: Texas Student Success Council; Texas Association of Community Colleges: Secretary/Treasurer, TACC Executive Committee, Rural College Committee, and Rural College Sub-Committee. Member: AACC’s 21st Century Initiative-Implementation Team 4; Rotary Club, Odessa Chamber of Commerce, Odessa Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, Odessa Information & Discussion Group; Odessa Council of Governments; Odessa Partnership, City of Odessa Comprehensive Master Plan Advisory Committee.
EDUCATION -- Ed.D., Higher Education Administration, Baylor University; M.A., Psychology, University of Texas of the Permian Basin; M.A., Education Mid-Management, University of Texas of the Permian Basin; B.A., Psychology, University of Texas of the Permian Basin.
OTHER -- Publications: “Point of View” (Community College Week, 9/7/09, Volume 22 No 2). Presentations: 9th Annual Symposium on Student Retention, San Diego, CA; Achieving the Dream Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA; President’s Leadership Institute, McLennan Community College, Waco, Texas; Greenville Tech College President's Leadership Seminar, Greenville, SC; President's Leadership Seminar, Lexington, KY. Awarded: PTK’s Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction; Award of Excellence in Community Service, Heritage Foundation; Hispanic Heritage Amistad Award; WTC Founders Award.