SAC Welcomes New Dean for Student Success
January 4, 2019
Dr. Maria De los Reyes has begun her tenure as the new Dean for Student Success at San Antonio College. She will work alongside Dr. Tiffany Cox Hernandez, also a Dean for Student Success, and report to Dr. Lisa Alcorta, Vice President for Student Success.
As Dean, De los Reyes will oversee the following departments:
- The Office of Student Life
- The Student Advocacy Center
- Student Conduct
- The Empowerment Center
- Special Programs: International Students and Disability Services
- TRIO Programs
- Retention Services
“I am very honored and excited to join the SAC family. I am looking forward to working with people across divisions to design meaningful experiences and success pathways for our students,” said De los Reyes.
Before coming to SAC, De los Reyes was the Assistant Dean of the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering Rio Grande Valley Engineering Initiative at Texas A&M University Kingsville (TAMUK). Previous to that position, she served as the Director of Operations for the Engineering Programs.
Before working at TAMUK, she served as Director of Tile V and Learning Communities at the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College. She also served as a Social Science Research Associate at Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) at The University of Texas at Austin and as a Senior Research Analyst at The Cross Border Institute for Regional Development at The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College.
De los Reyes holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the Matamoros Institute of Technology; a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College and a doctorate in educational administration from The Community College Leadership Program at The University of Texas at Austin.
In addition, De los Reyes has twelve years of experience in the private sector (manufacturing) and over fifteen years of experience in higher education research and administration. Her research interests are in the areas of student retention, student engagement, and assessment, particularly in evidence-based student success initiatives.
De los Ryees is married, the mother of two teen-agers, and the proud owner of Bolt, a Maltese Poodle. When not at the college, she enjoys baking and being outdoors.