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SAC Announces Dr. Naydeen González-De Jesús as New President

San Antonio College announces the selection of Dr. Naydeen González-De Jesús as its 13th president, making her the first woman president in a quarter century and only the second to hold the office since the college’s founding in 1925.

Dr-Gonzalez-DeJesus-web1.jpgGonzález-De Jesús, who serves as executive vice president of Student Success at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC), was approved unanimously by the Alamo Colleges District Board of Trustees on Tuesday, Dec. 13. She will officially begin her new role on Jan. 9, 2023 succeeding SAC Interim President Dr. Francisco Solis, who has served in that capacity since June.

“Her wealth of experience in the area of student success and equitable outcomes will serve San Antonio College and the Alamo Colleges well as she brings a unique blend of international public diplomacy, research and higher education experience to the position,” said Alamo Colleges District Chancellor Dr. Mike Flores.

A first-generation college graduate, Dr. González-De Jesús is an Aspen Rising Presidents Fellow and a National Community College Hispanic Council Fellow.

Prior to her position at MATC, Gonzalez-De Jesus served as the public diplomacy officer for the U.S. Embassy in Argentina, dedicating her time to impacting the lives of students from the U.S. and abroad by creating connections and platforms for student success and faculty-led research.

Her previous roles include serving as vice president of student affairs for Bergen Community College in New Jersey; associate dean, academic advising, and working with special populations at Rowan College at Burlington County in New Jersey; and as assistant dean of student services and founding member and director of the Center for Student Success at Salem Community College in New Jersey. 

While at Bergen, Dr. Gonzalez-De Jesus led Project Graduation, an initiative that was nationally highlighted through the American Association of Community College’s 21st Century Center, which also received several Bellwether Award nominations for its ability to help students complete their college education, thus moving the needle on student success with a focus on equity. 

She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Penn State University, a master’s degree in student personnel services from Rowan University and a doctorate from Northcentral University in industrial/organizational psychology.

“We’re very happy to welcome Dr. González-De Jesús to the San Antonio College family,” said SAC Interim President Dr. Francisco Solis. “This is an exciting time for a new leader to come on board as we launch our next three-year strategic plan and look ahead to our centennial in 2025.”


Updated: Dec. 14, 2022