NOMINATED BY: National Asian Pacific Islander Council (NAPIC)
POSITION: Since 2017, president of Northwest Campus at Tarrant County College, seventh largest in Texas among community colleges and universities.
PREVIOUS: Executive vice president, vice president of academic affairs and student success, associate vice president, dean, program chair, faculty, academic advisor, and adjunct professor at Richland College; instructor and financial counselor with Army Community Services, Department of the Army.
AFFILIATIONS: Served on AACC Economic and Workforce Development Commission; Board Member/Past President, AACC Affiliate National Asian Pacific Islander Council (NAPIC); Board Member, Castleberry ISD Education Foundation; Accreditation On-Site Review Team, SACSCOC; Member, Area Chambers of Commerce and Rotary Clubs; Guided Pathways implementation; served on various committees for Altrusa International of Richardson; Board Member, North Texas Community College Consortium; AACC Global Education Commission; National Malcolm Baldrige Quality Examiner, 2015; AACC Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Commission; Texas Community College Teachers Association; and 2018 Aspen Presidential Fellowship.
EDUCATION: Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, University of North Texas; M.A. in Applied Linguistics, Indiana University; B.Sc. in Education (English) with Distinction, Indiana University.
OTHER: President champion and curator for Tarrant County College strategic plan principle on Integrated Instructional Learning Environments implementation; Presentations: National and regional conferences on best practices in leadership development, teaching & learning; regional and national speaker on Baldrige-based performance improvement for organizations; project director for AANAPISI Minority-Serving Institution initiatives; launched inaugural Minority Serving Institution Convening; Achieving the Dream Leader College; TAACCT grant initiatives in advanced manufacturing; Awarded: TexTESOLer of the Year, Texas Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Administrator of the Year, Innovator of the Year, Excellence in Teaching nominee, Richland College and University of North Texas Alumni of the Year.