President - Dr. Amy Bosley

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Dr. Amy Bosley is the president of Northwest Vista College, a vibrant and outstanding community of more than 19,000 students and 900 employees who are passionate about teaching and learning.

Dr. Bosley is an experienced higher education administrator and is proud to have served the community college mission and students in a variety of capacities throughout her career. Prior to joining Northwest Vista College, Dr. Bosley served as Vice President for Institutional Planning, Development, and as Chief of Staff at Valencia College in Central Florida. Through her experiences as a tenured faculty member and as a senior leader at Valencia, she has experienced first-hand the impact that college leaders, faculty, and staff have on students, their families, the workforce and their community. The roles Dr. Bosley has held at Valencia have required thoughtful and collaborative leadership of system-wide, centralized divisions in partnership with leaders of campuses and divisions to ensure high quality educational experiences for students, nourishing experiences for employees, and a talent pipeline for employers in the region.

Dr. Bosley’s career began as a part-time faculty member and dual enrollment instructor in Valencia’s East Campus Communications Department. After moving to a full-time teaching position, Dr. Bosley earned tenure in 2003 and developed myriad teaching modalities and strategies for increasing student access and success in the communications discipline. As an administrator, she has served Valencia as Associate Vice President for Organizational Development, as Vice President for Organizational Development and Human Resources, and as Vice President for Institutional Planning, Development, and Chief of Staff. As President of Northwest Vista College, Dr. Bosley provides leadership for strategic planning, accreditation, resource development, and supports the leadership team on projects that span organizational boundaries.

In addition to her responsibilities at NVC, Dr. Bosley is an Aspen Presidential Fellow and contributes to local, state, and national organizations focused on advancing innovative practice to pursue improvements in student access and completion. She serves on the board of the Victim Service Center of Central Florida and provides executive-level mentoring, coaching, and consulting to higher education leaders. Dr. Bosley also served as a Visiting Instructor in the Nicholson School of Communication at the University of Central Florida. She continues to teach as a part-time faculty member in both the communications and business disciplines.

Interim Vice President for Student Success - Dr. Janie Scott

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Dr. Janie Scott is the Interim Vice President for Student Success for Northwest Vista College. She has served in several roles at NVC, including Director of Strategic Initiatives, Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Success, and Associate Director of Student Activities. Dr. Scott is a passionate community college practitioner with focus on leadership development and strategy.

In her roles at NVC, Dr. Scott has led college-wide initiatives that help set the direction and vision for the college, including the development of the strategic plan, co-leading strategic enrollment management, facilitating professional development for employees, and serving on numerous college and district-wide committees. Dr. Scott has also served as an adjunct instructor in English and SDEV.

Prior to NVC, Dr. Scott worked for the University of Texas at San Antonio in financial aid, graduate advising, and pre-college advising for middle school and high school students in the Middle Rio Grande area.

Dr. Scott earned a Ph.D. in Community College Leadership from Old Dominion University, a Master of Arts in Public Administration from Webster University, and a Bachelor of Arts in English from The University of Texas at San Antonio. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially her husband and two daughters, who are both NVC students.

Vice President for College Services - Ms. Erin Sherman

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Ms. Erin Sherman is the Vice President for College Services for Northwest Vista College. She provides strategic leadership and alignment in the areas of budget and financial services, information technology, institutional research, strategic planning and institutional effectiveness, facilities development and support, and other services.

Ms. Sherman served as Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Research Compliance and Export Control Officer prior to joining NVC. She also brings private sector experience as an auditor for KPMG, LLP, and an accountant in the petroleum industry.

Ms. Sherman earned a B.B.A in accounting and a Master of Accountancy from Texas A & M University--Corpus Christi. She is also a graduate of Palo Alto College with an Associate’s Degree in Agribusiness.

Ms. Sherman is actively involved with Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) and is currently a member of the National Awards Program Committee. She has served the organization in several capacities over her fourteen year membership, is a member of the Texas Phi Beta Lambda State Committee, a lifetime Professional Division member, and is a past National President of Phi Beta Lambda.

Ms. Sherman enjoys spending time with her husband, Scott, a Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Business faculty member. San Antonio is Ms. Sherman’s hometown, and she is thrilled to once again be living close to family.

Interim Vice President for Academic Success - Dr. Stacey Johnson

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Dr. Stacey Johnson is the interim Vice President for Academic Success and brings 40 years of direct instructional administrative experience in higher education. She works with the academic deans, department chairs, and faculty to further enhance student success.

Prior to NVC, Dr. Johnson served as president of East and Winter Park campuses at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida. She championed the work of faculty and staff at both campuses, impacting nearly 24,000 students.

Dr. Johnson has deep roots in San Antonio and with the Alamo Colleges and had served as vice president of Academic Affairs at Palo Alto College as well as dean of arts, humanities, and social sciences. She led instrumental academic initiatives at Palo Alto and within Alamo Colleges District.

Dr. Johnson’s other achievements include Olympic fencing. She is the recipient of the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award as well as a Congressional Gold Medal. She began fencing at age 11 and five years later, secured a spot on an international team, competing in Argentina, Turkey, and Mexico City. Years later, she served on the United States Olympic Committee Board of Directors and was the first woman to hold a four-year term as president of United States Fencing.

Dr. Johnson founded the “Dreams for Youth” of the San Antonio Sports Foundation which served over 100,000 children and earned a $1 million grant from the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Among many awards and recognitions, Dr. Johnson was inducted into the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame and the Institute for International Sport.

Dr. Johnson holds a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

Dean for Student Success - Ms. Robin Lund

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Ms. Robin Lund has been with Northwest Vista College since 2008, hired as NVC’s first Coordinator for Recruitment, then served as the Director of Enrollment for seven years before becoming Dean for Student Success in 2018. Ms. Lund has dedicated her career to serving students in various capacities for the past 17+ years and has a passion for providing access to higher education for the community.

Prior to coming to Northwest Vista, Ms. Lund worked for The University of Northern Iowa where she coordinated the Admissions communication and marketing strategies, served as an Admissions Counselor, and provided Immigration Advising for international students. Additionally, she has worked at The University of Texas at San Antonio as an Academic Advisor.

Ms. Lund believes in putting students in the center of what we do and has a passion for ensuring access to higher education. The culture and mission of NVC embodies the same values; enabling her to experience her favorite NVC Touchstone, Joy, on a daily basis.

Ms. Lund received a master’s degree in Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs and a bachelor’s degree in Communication and Spanish from the University of Northern Iowa.

In her free time, Ms. Lund enjoys spending time with her family and cooking--and eating--great food.

Dean for Student Success - Ms. Jennifer Comedy-Holmes

Photo of Ms. Jennifer Comedy-HolmesMs. Jennifer Comedy-Holmes began her career in higher education as an adjunct faculty member in Speech Communication at Northwest Vista College in August 2002. Most recently, she served as Interim Vice President for Student Success, overseeing admissions, enrollment, financial aid, student advocacy, NVC’s Veterans Center, wellness, student life and other Student Success areas. Throughout her tenure at NVC, she has served as discipline coordinator for Speech, academic chair for Social Sciences, and currently, as the Dean for Student Success. Ms. Comedy-Holmes believes strongly in "Creating Opportunities for Success" for our students and serves as an advocate for our students in her role.

According to Ms. Debi Gaitan, former Vice President of Student Success, "as the Dean for Student Success, Ms. Comedy-Holmes leads the Veteran Affairs, Counseling and ACCESS/Services to Students with Disabilities teams. In addition, she works with faculty and staff on student discipline and code of conduct violations. Ms. Comedy-Holmes is instrumental in NVC's quality journey and has guided her colleagues through the college's unit assessments and process improvements."

Ms. Comedy-Holmes received a degree in Agriculture Development from Texas A&M University and a master's degree in Speech Communication from West Texas A&M. She, and her husband, Staten, are the proud parents of two daughters.

Dean for Academic Success - Dr. Robert Ayala

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Dr. Robert Ayala is one of the Deans for Academic Success at Northwest Vista College. Since 2012, he served as the division chair of Arts and Sciences at Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde, Texas. 

Dr. Ayala has over 15 years of experience in leadership, strategic planning, curriculum design, program design, and vision setting in both academic and student affairs divisions. Throughout his career at SWTJC, he secured over $14 million in federal grants funding various research and institutional initiatives.

Dr. Ayala has spent considerable time in the Alamo City as an undergraduate and research assistant. Dr. Ayala received his bachelor's and doctoral degrees from the University of Texas at San Antonio and his master's degree from Angelo State University. A former Biology professor, Dr. Ayala has given many presentations on STEM-related topics at conferences and has been the lead project director overseeing several major STEM grants. 

Dr. Ayala is married to Kathryn, a psychology instructor at SWTJC.  Together, they have four children, ranging in age from 5 to 22. 

As a first-generation American and first-generation college student, Dr. Ayala says, “I love the world-leading innovation that our higher education system cultivates, as well as the social mobility and capital it provides. Most importantly, I am appreciative of the opportunities community colleges provide to almost half of the college student population. I am sincerely grateful for the kindness and cariño that I have received and am blessed to now be part the NVC family. I am honored and looking forward to serving the students and community of San Antonio.”

Dean for Academic Success - Dr. Russell Frohardt

Photo of Dr. Russell FrohardtDr. Russell Frohardt is the Dean for Academic Success at Northwest Vista College. Prior to that, Dr. Frohardt served as Associate Dean of the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at St.Edward's University in Austin, Texas, where he has held various faculty and administrative positions since joining the community in 2003. 

Prior to his term as interim Dean of BSS, Dr. Frohardt was an American Council on Education Fellow, hosted by Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, where he learned about administrative, curricular, and co-curricular practices across the country. Dr. Frohardt received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, his M.A. and Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Vermont, and he completed a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at Dartmouth College before coming to Texas.

Dr. Frohardt's research interests span the neurobiology of learning and memory, spatial navigation, sexual behavior, and models of relapse and addiction. In his free time, Dr. Frohardt enjoys playing basketball and roller derby, live music, and spending time with friends and his wife, Dr. Fay Guarraci, and son, Cole.  

Interim Dean for Academic Success - Dr. Steven Montemayor

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Dr. Steven Montemayor is the Interim Dean of Academic Success at Northwest Vista College. Prior to that, Dr. Montemayor served as the Chair of Social Sciences, and Assistant Professor of Speech Communication at Northwest Vista College.

Dr. Montemayor received his B.A. in Speech Communication from Texas State University and his M.A. from the University of Texas-Pan American. He received his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Social Studies Education from the University of Texas at Austin.

At the heart of his research interest are: 1) Understanding and expanding traditional notions of citizenship and thinking about ways to expand notions of citizenship in the school context 2) Examining how teachers engage the curriculum and find ways to expand the curriculum so it becomes more inclusive of historically marginalized groups 3) Finding ways to expand the curriculum so students can see themselves reflected in the narratives and teaching incorporated into schools.

As an active member, Dr. Montemayor presents regularly at conferences including the College & Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies (CUFA) and the American Education Research Association (AERA). He is excited to serve as the Interim Dean of Academic Success at NVC.