POSITION: Since 2012, President, Richland College, Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD), Dallas, Texas.
PREVIOUS: Served as interim president, executive vice president and chief operating officer, vice president for institutional effectiveness and economic development, vice president for economic development and community relations, Richland College; executive dean health and legal studies, dean of health occupations, professor of nursing, El Centro College.
AFFILIATIONS: Serves on AACC’s Commission on College Readiness; served on AACC’s Commission on Leadership and Professional Development, AACC’s Commission on Communications and Marketing, and the AACC 21st Century Initiative Implementation Team 9: Faculty Engagement and Leadership Development. Serves as vice chair, Baldrige Foundation Board of Directors and six years as board member, Washington, DC; served on boards, executive committees, and committees of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce, Garland Chamber of Commerce, and Altrusa International of Downtown Dallas, Inc., and NTCCC Board; Member: COMBASE, Rotary Club of Richardson, Texas Community College Teachers Association.
EDUCATION: Ph.D., Management and Administrative Sciences, The University of Texas at Dallas; Master of Science, Nursing, Texas Woman’s University; Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Mankato State University.
OTHER: Co-presidential lead for the seven DCCCD network colleges’ Texas Success Institute’s Guided Pathways student success implementation model at scale; Achieving the Dream Leader College, AANAPISI and HSI Minority-Serving Institution initiatives; TAACCT grant initiatives in advanced manufacturing; national and international speaker on Baldrige-based performance improvement for organizations; recipient of the Carl M. Nelson Administrative Leadership Award, Texas Association of Community Colleges; Administrator of the Year, Dallas County Community College District, Innovator of the Year, Richland College and El Centro College, Outstanding Woman of Today, Richardson Altrusa International. Published in the Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, Journal of Innovative Management, and Human Relations.