POSITION -- President of Hennepin Technical College since 2008, a public institution with two campuses in Eden Prairie and Brooklyn Park – cities in Hennepin County, Minnesota.
PREVIOUS -- Served as President of College of Alameda in CA; Associate Vice President of Lifelong Learning/Workforce Development and Provost, El Paso Community College, TX; Vice President of Instruction, Dona Ana Community College, NM; Vice President of Academic Affairs, Western New Mexico University, NM; Dean of Arts and Humanities and Dean of Continuing Education/Business & Industry, Community College of Denver, CO; Assistant Professor, Reading, Metropolitan State College of Denver.
AFFILIATIONS -- Serves on boards: Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce; Brooklyn Bridge Youth Alliance; CQIN, Continuous Quality Improvement Council (CQIN), Executive Committee; College Board, Community College Advisory Panel (CCAP) member; National Community College Hispanic Council – past president; AACC Board of Directors – former director.
EDUCATION -- Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction/Multicultural Education, University of Colorado, Boulder; M.Ed., Reading, University of TX at El Paso; B.A., Spanish, University of TX at El Paso.
OTHER -- Presentations: AACC National Conventions and NCCHC regional symposia on Leadership Development for Women, Latinos, future Presidents; Regional CQIN institutes on quality improvements in technical/community colleges, and for local community groups on higher education.