POSITION: Since 2017, President/CEO of the Central College of Houston Community College System (HCCS).
PREVIOUS: Served as Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Morton College; Executive Director of Manufacturing and Skills Programs, City Colleges of Chicago. Worked in the global manufacturing sector for more than 12 years.
AFFILIATIONS: Association of Talent Development; NAACP Houston Branch; Career and Recovery Resources, Inc.; and Bridging The Digital Divide. Rotary Club of Hermann Park, Greater Houston Partnership, ISA Building Automation Division, Chicagoland Regional College Partners (CRCP), Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), League of Innovation in the Community College, Fulbright Scholar Program, American Council on Education (ACE) and Association for Institutional Research (AIR).
EDUCATION: Ed.D., Adult and Higher Education, Northern Illinois University; M.S., Industrial Technology, Illinois Institute of Technology; BSEE., Telecommunication, NED University. Graduate of Institute for Educational Management (IEM) program, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2014.
OTHER: “Distinguished Service Award” by Gage Park High School for successful implementation of dual enrollment program in Chicago; “Special Service Award” by the American Society of Quality (2007 and 2010); “Certificate of Recognition” based on the IDEA Excellent Teacher category, Benedictine University; and NISOD’s “Excellence Award 2008”. Presented: “Hungary and Homeless” with Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab and Michael Mirra, presented at 48th Annual ACCT Leadership Congress, Las Vegas, September 2017. “Cultivating Latina Leaders within the Community College – A comprehensive approach to leadership development,” with Monica Flores, Yesenia Avalos, and Marisol Velasquez, presented at 27th Annual Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Conference, October 2013. Taught undergraduate and graduate level courses at City Colleges of Chicago, Benedictine University, and Governors State University – adjunct faculty.