Nominee of the National Community College Hispanic Council
POSITION: Since 2014, President of San Antonio College – Alamo Colleges District, a public institution in San Antonio, TX. San Antonio College is one of the oldest and largest community colleges in Texas.
PREVIOUS: Served as Vice President for Student and Academic Success, San Antonio College; Dean of Student Success, San Antonio College; Dean of Student Development, San Jacinto College – North Campus; Counselor, Coastal Bend College; and Adjunct Instructor at various universities.
AFFILIATIONS: President – Elect, National Community College Hispanic Council (NCCHC) (AACC Affiliate Council); San Antonio Education Partnership (SAEP); New Braunfels Mayor’s Higher Education Task Force; AVANCE San Antonio.
EDUCATION: Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi & Kingsville; M.S., Counseling (LPC), Texas A&M-Kingsville; B.A., Psychology and Sociology, minor in Spanish, Texas A&M-Kingsville.
OTHER: Publications: Vela, R. H. (2009). The Role of Emotional Intelligence in the Success of College Students. Emotional Intelligence: A Transformational Approach to College Success. Lambert Academic Publishing, Koln: Germany. Vela, R. H. (2006). Emotional Intelligence: An Education-Based Approach to Improve Student Achievement. National Forum of Applied Educational Research Journal, 20(1). Presentations: CEEing the Truth: Advocating for Latina/o Success on Campus