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Vice Chancellor for Academic Success: Search 


The Chancellor of the Alamo Colleges located in San Antonio, Texas, invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice Chancellor for Academic Success.

The Alamo Colleges, an Achieving the Dream Leader College, includes Palo Alto College, Northwest Vista College, San Antonio College, St. Philip’s College, and the newest college, Northeast Lakeview College along with a number of off-campus locations throughout the San Antonio metropolitan area, serving an 8 county region. We are one of the nation’s largest post-secondary institutions, with a total enrollment of over 100,000 students.

The Alamo Colleges provides an opportunity to fulfill one’s professional career goals in a progressive and stimulating environment. The colleges are located in the unique River City of Texas with a dynamic multi-cultural and diverse population.  San Antonio, the nation’s seventh-largest city, has a dynamic economy rapidly expanding from traditional military and service sectors into telecommunications, biomedical science, information technology and data security. Its inland rail port is a fast-growing transshipment point for trade between China and the U.S. through Mexico’s Pacific coast. Its three major museums, local theater companies and several large venues draw national touring shows and events in art, theater and music. The San Antonio Spurs, NBA Team provide a focus for sports fans, families and civic pride. A moderate cost of living assures attractive options for home ownership.

The Alamo Colleges include five Hispanic Serving Institutions, the nation’s only institution that is both an Historically Black College and an Hispanic-Serving Institution, the nation’s third largest producer of Hispanic nurses, and Texas’s largest provider of online post-secondary education. A vibrant international program brings professionals and students to San Antonio for advanced education while affording students and faculty the opportunity to travel to all regions of the world.

The successful candidate must be a person of proven integrity and accomplishment, with a minimum of five years’ service as chief academic or student success officer and/or experience as a cabinet level administrator preferably in a major, urban, multi-college or multi-campus community college district and A Master's degree in related area; Doctorate preferred. Leadership experience should include a wide span of control, coupled with a high level of responsibility in a large, complex organization. 

In addition, the Vice Chancellor for Academic Success should have the following:

  • Student-centered, student success, leadership skills in fostering program development, program evaluation, and outcome assessment;
  • An understanding of communities with high risk populations and a commitment to provide pathways into and through the colleges for vulnerable members of their communities;
  • An understanding and appreciation of how faculty and student affairs staff can work collaboratively to better serve the educational needs of students (e.g. learning communities, service learning, international education, etc.;
  • A commitment to leading the district in developing effective P-16 initiatives;
  • Appreciation for and support of international education and internationalizing the curriculum;
  • An ability to make effective decisions in a position that also requires working with others in a collaborative fashion;
  • An understanding of the need to work collaboratively with the workforce education and student success divisions;
  • An understanding of the importance of working collaboratively with various constituencies across the district, including the use of shared governance processes;
  • Working knowledge of the use of and implementation of technology in the educational and administrative environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to foster and maintain high ethical standards;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including demonstrated success in working with diverse groups in an institution build on diversity;
  • Evidence of effective leadership in establishing a positive institutional presence and image in the community;


The date after which applications are not guaranteed a review is July 12, 2012. For more information about this search, the Alamo Colleges and the application process, please visit our website at and click on “Vice Chancellor for Academic Success Search.”

For information call 210-485-0217.

A Gold Hill Associates assisted search 


The Alamo Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation with respect to access, employment programs, or services.