Morrill Appointed to Workforce Solutions Alamo Board
December 17, 2019
Alamo Colleges District’s Dr. Sammi Morrill, associate vice chancellor for economic and workforce development, was recently appointed to the Workforce Solutions Alamo (WSA) board, representing Education, Place 18, for the term beginning January 1, 2020, and ending December 31, 2023.
In this position, Morrill represents community colleges and post-secondary vocational education in the workforce area. The WSA board is one of 28 regional workforce boards in Texas that provide solutions to the workforce needs of area employers and services that upgrade job seekers’ occupational skills.
“It is an honor for me to serve in this position,” said Dr. Morrill. “I recognize the significant responsibility and am committed to working with the many partners throughout the 13-county region to promote economic development, build pathways for self-sufficiency, and strengthen the pursuit of higher education for the communities we serve,” she added.
In her current role at Alamo Colleges, Dr. Morrill is principally responsible for the leadership of seven regional education and training centers, major workforce grant programs, such as the Skills Development Fund from Texas Workforce Commission, the Health Profession Opportunities grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the America’s Promise grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. She also supports overall operations of the Economic and Workforce Development division, encompassing continuing education, corporate college, international programs, the Bellwether Consortium, AmeriCorps, and federal work-study programs.
Dr. Morrill has extensive adult education and training experience from her 16-plus years with the U.S. Air Force, where she managed large scale, critical skill training programs in aerospace, healthcare, and technical fields. As a senior civil administrator within HQ Air Education and Training Command and at the School of Aerospace Medicine, she worked in concert with the Community College of the Air Force. She earned her Ph.D. in educational administration from The University of Texas at Austin, after receiving her master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Midwestern State University.