Vice Chancellor of Economic & Workforce Development Search

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Robert McKinley

The Alamo Colleges District Board of Trustees has approved the selection of Robert McKinley as the district's new vice chancellor of economic and workforce development.

McKinley will begin his new duties December 3, 2018. 

 

Read the Press Release

 

Finalists

Finalist for EWD Chancellor
Albert Lewis, Jr.
Albert Lewis, Jr. is currently Vice President for Economic and Workforce Development at Bellevue College in Bellevue, Washington.  He came to that position in 2015 from Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Illinois, where he served in the same position from 2012-15.  Prior to that, he served in various workforce-related programs at Cuyahoga Community College from 2006-12.  He has a Master’s degree from the University of Akron in Ohio and a Bachelor’s in Speech Broadcasting from Marshall University in West Virginia.

Meet & Greet with Albert Lewis, Jr.
Friday, October 5: 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Killen Foyer
201 W. Sheridan

 Olga Valerio
Olga Valerio
Olga Valerio has a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at El Paso in Materials Science and Engineering and a Master’s degree from the Instituto Tecnologico de Saltillo.  She has served as Dean, Executive Director, and Director of the Advanced Technology Center at El Paso Community College since 2007.  Prior to that, she was a Research Associate Professor at UTEP.

Meet & Greet with Olga Valerio
Friday, October 5: 10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
Killen Foyer
201 W. Sheridan

Anson Green
Anson Green
Anson Green has been the State Director for Adult Education and Literacy at the Texas Workforce Commission since 2013.  During that time, he directed the largest program transfer of the 83rd Texas legislature to re-engineer the adult education program into a fully integrated workforce development and college access solution for high-risk populations.  From 2008-2013, he was Director of work-based English solutions at the Alamo Colleges District in the Economic and Workforce Development Division.  He was a corporate training instructor at Northwest Vista College, an Adjunct at St. Philips College and San Antonio College and worked at Northside ISD. His Master’s is from Florida State University and he has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Meet & Greet with Anson Green
Friday, October 5: 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.
Killen Foyer
201 W. Sheridan

 Robert McKinley
Robert McKinley
Robert McKinley has guided economic development at the University of Texas at San Antonio since 1990.  His current position is Senior Associate Vice President for Economic Development and Chief Engagement Officer at UTSA.  He is a UTSA graduate of the Master’s program in Public Administration.  He also has a degree in community development from Pennsylvania State University.  He also served as Executive Director of the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce from 1980-84.

Meet & Greet with Robert McKinley
Monday, October 8: 4:00 - 4:45 p.m.
Killen Foyer
201 W. Sheridan

The Chancellor of the Alamo Colleges District invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice Chancellor for Economic and Workforce Development.

About Us

The Alamo Colleges District, located in San Antonio, Texas, includes Palo Alto College, Northwest Vista College, San Antonio College, St. Philip’s College, and Northeast Lakeview College along with a number of off-campus locations that serve a ten county region and a growing international market. We are one of the nation’s largest post-secondary institutions, with a total enrollment of over 100,000 students. 

The Alamo Colleges District provides an exciting opportunity to fulfill one’s professional career goals in a progressive and stimulating environment. The colleges are located in a unique city renowned for its rich history and diversity, supported by a robust economy expanding from traditional military and service sectors into telecommunications, biomedical science, advanced manufacturing, information technology and data security. Its inland rail port is a fast-growing transshipment point for trade between China and the U. S. through Mexico’s Pacific coast. Its three major museums, local theater companies and several large venues draw national touring shows and events in art, theater and music. The San Antonio Spurs provide a focus for sports fans, families and civic pride and the Alamo is significant for its symbolic history. A moderate cost of living assures attractive options for home ownership.

The Alamo Colleges are all Hispanic Serving Institutions and one college is also recognized as a Historically Black College.  We are Texas’s largest provider of online post-secondary education. A vibrant international program brings an increasing global demand for our programs.

Search Description

The Chancellor of the Alamo Colleges District invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice Chancellor for Economic and Workforce Development. 

The Alamo Colleges District, located in San Antonio, Texas, includes Palo Alto College, Northwest Vista College, San Antonio College, St. Philip’s College, and Northeast Lakeview College along with a number of off-campus locations that serve a ten county region and a growing international market. We are one of the nation’s largest post-secondary institutions, with a total enrollment of over 100,000 students. 

The Alamo Colleges District provides an exciting opportunity to fulfill one’s professional career goals in a progressive and stimulating environment. The colleges are located in a unique city renowned for its rich history and diversity, supported by a robust economy expanding from traditional military and service sectors into telecommunications, biomedical science, advanced manufacturing, information technology and data security. Its inland rail port is a fast-growing transshipment point for trade between China and the U. S. through Mexico’s Pacific coast. Its three major museums, local theater companies and several large venues draw national touring shows and events in art, theater and music. The San Antonio Spurs provide a focus for sports fans, families and civic pride and the Alamo is significant for its symbolic history. A moderate cost of living assures attractive options for home ownership.

The Alamo Colleges are all Hispanic Serving Institutions and one college is also recognized as a Historically Black College.  We are Texas’s largest provider of online post-secondary education. A vibrant international program brings an increasing global demand for our programs.

The successful candidate must be a person of proven integrity, with a minimum of seven years of senior leadership experience advancing complex workforce development systems in a major, urban, multi-college or multi-campus district in collaboration with community partners and employers.  A Master’s degree is required. An earned doctorate degree is preferred.  Leadership experience should include a wide span of control, coupled with a high level of responsibility for a very large, complex workforce development operation.   The annual salary for this position is currently $222,126. 

In addition, the Vice Chancellor for Economic and Workforce Development should have a strong record of: 

  • Effective implementation of responsible, market-driven workforce education and economic development programs including international programs, complex grants and partnerships with business;
  • An understanding of communities with high-risk populations and a commitment to providing pathways into the colleges for vulnerable members of their communities;
    • Working collaboratively with employers, community partners and the colleges to better serve the needs of students, business and the community;
  • Collaborative leadership skill within a senior leadership team to continuously improve student success, social and economic mobility, business partnerships and economic development within the community;
  • Ability to make effective decisions working with others in a collaborative fashion;
  • Effective leadership of large, complex, geographically distributed workforce development operations that support diverse projects, partnerships, grants and corporate training;
  • Ability to foster and maintain high ethical standards;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including demonstrated success in working with diverse groups in an institution built on diversity;
    • Effective leadership in establishing a positive institutional presence and image in the community;

The date after which applications are not guaranteed a review is 09/17/2018. For more information about this search, the Alamo Colleges District and the application process, please visit our website at www.alamo.edu and click on “Vice Chancellor for Economic and Workforce Development.” For information call Human Resources at 210-485-0233.
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