Dean for Academic Success
As Dean for Academic Success, Tammy Perez oversees the AlamoInstitutes of Creative and Communication Arts, Public Service, and Business and Entrepreneurship, including the Divisions of Business, Communication, Humanities, and Psychology (BCHP), English and Education, Fine and Performing Arts, and Social Sciences.
Perez has taught in higher education settings for 30 years at both two and four-year institutions in several states. Within the Alamo Colleges District, she began as an adjunct instructor for St. Philip's College in 1998. She went on to work full-time at San Antonio College in 2007 and while there, served in various roles: Department Chair, Faculty Senate Secretary and Vice President, Coordinator of International Studies, Coordinator of the Faculty Student Mentoring Program, and accreditation liaison for SAC at NLC courses. In July 2017, she was hired as Chair of Business, Communication, Humanities and Psychology (BCHP) at Northeast Lakeview College, and in May 2018, took over as Interim Dean for Academic Success at NLC for a term of one year, at the end of which time she was hired as Dean.
Her many years of experience include working with curriculum, international issues, dual credit, strategic planning, and faculty-student mentoring. Her relevant training and current certifications include Quality Texas Examiner's Training, Project Management Professional Training, and Change Management Certification. In 2011, she participated in the Alamo colleges Leadership Academy for Success (ALAS) where she was honored with an ALAS faculty award and peer award. She has additionally received the UT Austin NISOD Excellence award both from San Antonio College and from Northeast Lakeview College.
Perez holds a Bachelor's degree in Spanish Education from Purdue University, a Master's degree in Spanish from the University of New Mexico, and a second M.A. in Ibero-Romance Philology and Linguistics from UT Austin. She is currently working on a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership.