The Vice President of Student Success (VPSS) Search Committee is conducting interviews for five finalists for the next VPSS of Palo Alto College during the week of April 22 and April 29.
The Committee anticipates forwarding the names of the finalists to the President by May 3rd with the recommendation to be presented at the July Alamo Colleges Board of Trustees meeting.
The candidates are:
Dr. Rito Silva, currently Dean of Student Services at Lone Star College, Cypress, TX
Dr. Chemene Crawford, most recently served as Interim Vice President of both Administrative Operations and Student Affairs and currently a full time faculty member and Higher Education Consultant, Las Vegas, NV
Dr. Raphael Turner, currently Dean of Students and Student Life at Texarkana College, Texarkana, TX
Dr. Robert Garza, currently Interim Vice President of Student Success at Palo Alto College
Dr. Quincy Moore, formerly Vice President at Rhodes State College, Lima, OH
Copies of their resumes are linked to their names.
Each of the candidates will be speak at open public forums, which you are invited to attend.
Monday, April 22, 3-4 p.m., Performing Arts Center, Room 101 – Dr. Silva
Wednesday, April 24, 3-4 p.m., Performing Arts Center, Room 101 – Dr. Crawford
Monday, April 29, 3-4 p.m., Performing Arts Center, Room 101 – Dr. Turner
Tuesday, April 30, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Performing Arts Center, Room 101 – Dr. Garza
Wednesday, May 1, 3 p.m-4 p.m., Performing Arts Center, Room 101 – Dr. Moore
Search Committee members are:
Larry Jackson – Dean of Corporate & Community Education (Co-chair)
Rosie Castro – Interim Dean of Student Success (Co-chair)
Cristina Aldrete – Director of Institutional Advancement, Development & Planning
Dr. Earl Ballou, Jr. – Faculty Senate Representative
Vincent Bosquez – Coordinator of Veterans Affairs
Katherine Beaumont Doss – Director of Welcome Advising Center
Jennifer Mejia – Sr. Advisor, Student Success
Anthony C. Perez – Coordinator of Student Success, Office of Admissions & Records and Staff Council President
Weldon Riggs – Adjunct Instructor, Agriculture & Horticulture
Ginny Stowitts Traina – Social Sciences Department Chair and Associate Professor, Government
Michael Ximenez – Director of Student Support Services
Jillian Ozuna – Palo Alto College student and Vice President of Student Government Association