Northwest Vista College Announces New President
May 17, 2023
Dr. Amy Bosley Has an Extensive Track Record in Higher Education Teaching, Mentoring, Planning and Administration
(San Antonio, TX) - Northwest Vista College (NVC) announces the selection of Dr. Amy Bosley, an innovative higher education administrator with extensive teaching experience and advanced communication, human resources and business expertise. She will lead NVC as it embarks on a new five-year strategic plan and the Excelencia in Education framework. NVC is also nearing its 30-year anniversary of creating opportunities for student success.
Dr. Bosley, who currently serves as Vice President for Institutional Planning, Development, and as Chief of Staff at Valencia College in Central Florida, was approved unanimously by the Alamo Colleges District Board of Trustees on Tuesday, May 16. She will begin her new position in mid-July, succeeding NVC Interim President Debi Gaitan, who has served in that capacity since October 2022.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Bosley as she is a leading higher education administrator and has a strong track record of serving the community college mission and students by improving student access and completion,” said Dr. Mike Flores, Alamo Colleges District Chancellor. “Her experience of advancing innovative practices in student access and completion will further the goals of Northwest Vista College and the Alamo Colleges.”
A tenured professor, Dr. Bosley is an Aspen Presidential Fellow and contributes to local, state, and national organizations. She has senior leadership experience in strategic planning, accreditation and resource development.
Prior to her current position, Dr. Bosley served as Vice President of Organizational Development and Human Resources at Valencia College, where she developed and implemented all aspects of the college’s organizational communication and human resource development. She also served as the senior advisor for the college on issues related to change management by providing guidance for internal communication and supporting collaboration and shared governance through systems, programs and professional development.
Her previous roles include serving as Associate Vice President of Organizational Communication and Development as well as professor and academic coordinator at Valencia College. She has also taught communication courses at the graduate level at the University of Central Florida.
“I am thrilled to have been selected as Northwest Vista's third president,” said Dr. Bosley. “As NVC approaches its 30th anniversary, it is inspiring to look back at the impressive record of excellence in student access and success. I am excited to partner with the faculty, staff, community, and employers to build on this foundation,” she added.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Dr. Amy Bosley to the Northwest Vista College family,” said NVC Interim President Debi Gaitan. “This is an exciting time for our students, faculty and staff as we launch our next strategic plan and look ahead to build upon NVC’s legacy.”
Dr. Bosley holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication and a Master of Arts in Communication from the University of Central Florida as well as a Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership, concentration in Higher Education Leadership and Human Resources from Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale.
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Northwest Vista College (NVC), part of the Alamo Colleges District, is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. The college opened in 1995 with 12 students and has grown to one of the largest institutions of higher education in San Antonio and the region with current enrollment exceeding 17,000 students. Located in Westover Hills, NVC’s expanding agreements with business and higher education partnerships provide a wealth of opportunities for students and the community.
NVC was the only community college in San Antonio and one of eight in Texas that was invited in 2021 to compete for the 2023 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s highest recognition in community college education. The Aspen Prize recognizes excellence in teaching and learning, certificate and degree completion, transfer and bachelor’s attainment, workforce success as well as equity for students of color and students from low-income backgrounds.