Robert Garza, Ph.D

Dr. Robert Garza was appointed as the seventh president of Alamo Colleges District-Palo Alto College on July 25, 2018, by the Alamo Colleges District Board of Trustees. 

Originally joining the Alamo Colleges District in 1999, Dr. Garza held several positions during his tenure at Palo Alto College, including Dean of Community Development and Partnerships, Dean of Student Success, and Vice President of Student Success.

In his role as Vice President of Student Success, Dr. Garza led a division of 90 full-time professional and support staff members who strived to provide quality and effective student services in the areas of admissions, advising, graduation, transfer programs, career and job placement, child care, financial aid, scholarships, Alumni y Amigos, federal programs, pre-college programs (including dual high school/college credit instruction and several early college high school programs), student life, student recruitment and veterans affairs. 

In 2015, Dr. Garza was appointed president of Mountain View College (Dallas County Community College District) since 2015. Under his leadership, Mountain View College recorded its highest levels of enrollment in the fall 2017 semester and again in spring 2018, enrolling more than 10,300 credit students.

Dr. Garza has presented at numerous conferences on subjects including enrollment management, student development, and the role of student affairs in facilitating student success. He was awarded the V. Ray Cardozier Alumni Excellence Award by the University of Texas, which honors a graduate of the doctoral program in higher education who demonstrates excellence in their scholarly/professional work. 

Dr. Garza holds a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University, a master's degree in public administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Texas at Austin. His dissertation focused on Faculty Perspectives in Online Learning, which included a study that utilized Interactive Qualitative Analysis to identify challenges in online education and capture faculty perceptions about online learning.

He is married to Dr. Esther Garza, an associate professor at Texas A&M University San Antonio, and they have two children, Victoria and Robert.

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Gil Becerra
Vice President for Student Success

Phone: 210-486-3930
Email: gbecerra8@alamo.edu
Office: Palomino Center (PC 119)

Katherine Beaumont Doss
Interim Vice President of College Services

Phone: 210-486-3936
Email: kbeaumont@alamo.edu
Office: Executive Offices (EO 151)

Elizabeth Tanner
Vice President for Academic Success

Phone: 210-486-3933
Email: etanner@alamo.edu
Office: Executive Offices (EO 121)

Carlos Cruz
Interim Dean of Student Success

Phone: 210-486-3338
Email: ccruz77@alamo.edu
Office: Palomino Center (PC 113)

Monica Ayala Jimenez
Dean of Pre-College High School Programs

Phone: 210-486-3171
Email: mayala5@alamo.edu
Office: Ozuna Library and Learning Center (OZU 116)

Patrick Lee
Dean of Academic Success

Phone: 210-486-3282
Email: plee18@alamo.edu
Office: Brazos Hall (BRAZOS 205)

Tina Mesa
Dean of Academic Success

Phone: 210-486-3901
Email: emesa@alamo.edu
Office: Ozuna Library and Learning Center (OZU 218A)

Dr. Raymond Pfang
Dean of Academic Success

Phone: 210-486-3921
Email: tpfang@alamo.edu
Office: Sabine Hall (SABINE 115)


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Executive Offices (EO 113)