NOMINATED BY: American Association of Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC)
POSITION: Since 2012, president of San Juan College, a community college with four campuses and one center in San Juan County, New Mexico.
PREVIOUS: Vice President for Learning, San Jacinto College, South Campus; Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Success and Executive Dean Communications, Mathematics, Developmental Studies, and Teacher Preparation Division, El Centro College, Dallas County Community College District; Vice Chancellor Planning, Development, and Accountability, Wayne County Community College District; and Director of Institutional Planning and Research, Clovis Community College.
AFFILIATIONS: Higher Education Research and Development Institute (HERDI); Center for Legislative Energy and Environmental Research University Advisory Board; New Mexico Independent Community Colleges; Four Corners Economic Development; Four Corners Economic Development Foundation; San Juan Safe Communities; Leadership San Juan; Four Corners Innovations Board; San Juan College Foundation Board; Four Corners Educational Council for Student Success; and Farmington Chamber of Commerce.
EDUCATION: Ph.D., Educational Administration with specialization in Community College Leadership, The University of Texas at Austin; M.S., Agricultural Economics and Economics, and B.S., Agricultural Economics and Business, New Mexico State University.
OTHER: Presentations: Roundtable, “Pathways to Student Success Must Be Paved with Financial Resources Through Effective Policy Governance,” Co-presented with Daniel Phelan, Angelina Lawson, John Thompson, and Edward DesPlas, ACCT Conference, 2019; “Communication,” AAWCC Leaders Institute, 2019; “Tuition Policy: Paving the Path of Student Success,” Co-presented with John Thompson and Edward DesPlas, ACCT Conference, 2018; “Leveraging Strategic Planning to Increase Student Employability,” Co-presented with Liz Murphy, Dr. Daniel Corr, and Dr. Christine Sobek, ACCT Conference, 2017; “Faster Than a Speeding Bullet – Getting the Most from Your Business Officer,” Co-presented with Keith Houck, Maureen Murphy, Ph.D., and Jim Henningsen, AACC Conference, 2014; “Realizing the Dream: A Tale of Two Partnerships,” Co-presented with Kenneth Ender, Ph.D., Diane Hill, and John Thompson, ACCT Conference, 2014.