SAC President Search

San Antonio College seeks a new president to lead our Aspen Prize-winning institution into the future. The president will report to the chancellor of the Alamo Colleges District and serve on the District Senior Leadership Team, which comprises college and district leaders who further the mission of the college and the district. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced and visionary individual with a true passion for the mission of community colleges.

Meet the Finalists

Dr. Naydeen González-De Jesús

Dr-Gonzalez-DeJesus-web1.jpgDr. Naydeen González-De Jesús harnesses a unique blend of international public diplomacy, research and higher education experience to drive sustainable change management as Executive Vice President of Student Success at Milwaukee Area Technical College. In addition to bringing together academic and student affairs in a collective bargaining environment rooted in shared governance, she oversees the vice presidents of Enrollment Management, Learning, and Retention and Completion, as well as the executive directors of the regional campuses. Believing in the power of education as the greatest equalizer, she plays a vital role in the college's commitment to the nationally-recognized Guided Pathways framework to accelerate student success.

Having served as Public Diplomacy Officer for the U.S. Embassy in Argentina, she helped liaise an Education Memorandum of Understanding during the 2018 G20 World Summit thus expanding Fulbright participation and collegiate partnerships between the two countries. As an Achieving the Dream institutional champion at Bergen Community College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, she conceptualized the Bellwether award-nominated Project Graduation securing the state’s No. 1 ranking for associate degree graduates. At Rowan College of Burlington County, she helped advance academic offerings at the Joint Military Base Campus and led the district's academic advising and transfer services, special populations, and the Educational Opportunity Fund division. 

A first-generation college graduate, Dr. González-De Jesús is an Aspen Rising Presidents Fellow and a National Community College Hispanic Council Fellow. She holds a doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Northcentral University in Arizona, a master’s degree in Student Personnel Services from Rowan University in New Jersey, and a bachelor’s degree from The Pennsylvania State University. She’s a proud military wife and mom of two college students.

 

Dr. Warren E. Haynes

Dr-Haynes-web1.jpgCommencing his higher education administration path at a Hispanic Serving Institution, Warren’s career and dedication brings 25+ years of service predominately in the public, nonprofit and higher education spaces. Since 2018, Dr. Haynes has served as the inaugural Vice President of Instruction and Student Services on both the Blue River and Business and Technology Campuses in the Metropolitan Community College District (MCC). On special assignment during the 2021-22 Academic Year, Warren served in a district-wide role as the Interim Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Prior to his role at Metropolitan Community College, Dr. Haynes served in both faculty and administrative roles at various institutions. Haynes began his higher education administration career at Passaic County Community College (NJ) and progressively migrated into positions at Northern Virginia Community College (VA), Frederick Community College (MD), Rutgers University (NJ), Kentucky State University (KY), Halifax Community College (NC), and the University of Central Missouri (MO). His fundraising and philanthropic endeavors began when he served as a development officer with the United Negro College Fund and on the Resource Investment Team at the United Way of Essex and West Hudson (NJ). Haynes also served in the Union County division of workforce development (Formerly Private Industry Council/PIC Employment and Training) as a discretionary grants planner and program specialist in the State of New Jersey.

Dr. Haynes completed a two-year postdoctoral appointment at Rutgers University and holds an earned doctorate in public administration from the University of Baltimore, a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from the City University of New York (CUNY) - Bernard M. Baruch College, a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning, and a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Morgan State University. As an inaugural cohort member, Haynes participated in the Community College Diversity Institute Hosted by The Community College of Allegheny County in Partnership with Coup Di Leu. He is a graduate of the Gardner Institute’s – Equity in Retention Academy, Thomas Lakin Institute for Mentored Leadership – Presidents’ Roundtable (An American Association of Community Colleges Affiliate), Leadership Lee's Summit (MO), The President’s Leadership Development Institute at Halifax Community College (NC), and Leadership Frederick County (MD). His dissertation --- Social Equity in the Academy: State Policy and Diversity in Higher Education examined the implementation of Senate Bill (SB) 438 and House Bill (HB) 905, Institutions of Higher Education - Plans for Programs of Cultural Diversity in the State of Maryland.

 

Dr. Stella Lovato

Dr-Lovato-web.jpgDr. Stella Lovato currently serves as San Antonio College’s Vice President for College Services and as Interim Vice President for Academic Success, making her responsible for the academic management of the college as well as all key services, operations and strategic planning for the largest institution in the Alamo Colleges District.

She began her long affiliation with SAC as a student, earning an associate degree in dental assisting. She then embarked on an academic journey leading to bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Health Professions at Texas State University, a master’s in Education at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and a Ph.D. in Adult Professional and Community Education at Texas State University.

Prior to her current leadership positions, she served as Professor and Chair for the Department of Allied Health and Kinesiology. She also has held a variety of institutional service roles, including as Coach for the 4 Disciplines of Execution, Vice President of the Faculty Senate, and Chair for the Alamo Colleges District Chairs Council.

Most recently, she helped draft the 2022-2025 strategic plan for SAC, which will further develop the institution’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

As one of the college’s most senior and visionary leaders, Dr. Lovato served on the Alamo Colleges District team that worked to win the 2018 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, which honors organizations with an unceasing drive for radical innovation, thoughtful leadership, and administrative improvement.  She also contributed to the college-wide effort that resulted in the 2021 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, making SAC the number-one community college in the nation, and the 2022 Seal of Excelencia, awarded to educational institutions for exceptional service to Latino students.

Dr. Lovato’s devotion to SAC and its educational mission has not kept her from being equally devoted to family pursuits. She was active with her daughter Taylor’s high school music education, serving as a band chaperone for all football games and band competitions, and attended every Texas State University football game where her daughter was a drum major for the Bobcat Marching Band.

 

Dr. Feleccia Moore-Davis

Feleccia-Moore-Davis-web1.jpgDr. Moore-Davis is a first-generation college graduate and knows how important education is to changing lives and communities. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Xavier University in New Orleans, her master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Texas A& M University in College Station, Texas. She earned her doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Regent University in Virginia. Her leadership interests include servant leadership; equity and inclusion; mentorship, and organizational change and development. She has more than 20 years of higher education experience teaching and in cross-functional administrative roles within Community Colleges.

She currently holds the position of Campus President of St. Louis Community College, Meramec. She previously held the position of Provost at Tallahassee Community College in Florida. She began her academic career as professor of Psychology and also served as department chair and dean. With a clear commitment to student success and serving her community, she has transformed the student experience via innovative teaching and learning experiences, academic support and created new programs and initiatives that increased enrollment, student success and completion.

Dr. Moore-Davis is an equity-minded, results-oriented, collaborative leader. She leads transformational efforts at St. Louis Community College to implement Guided Pathways with a focus on achieving equity for all students. She has created avenues for success for minoritized populations to include Black Male Organizations and Sister-to-Sister student organizations which supported success for women of color in higher education. She recently participated in the AAC&U Institute for Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation.

She has an active presence in the national conversation regarding student success and completion. She currently serves on the American Association of Community College Commission for Structured Pathways and has served on the commission for Institutional Infrastructure and Transformation, as well as the American Council of Education Women’s Network. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Kirkwood/DesPeres Chamber of Commerce, the Higher Education Commission, as well as the Vice President for the Black Repertory Theatre Board in St. Louis, Missouri. She has authored several articles and presentations.

She has two amazing daughters, Remi and Michaela.

 

Save the Dates Information for Presidential Candidate Forums

The search committee for selecting San Antonio College's next president has identified four worthy candidates for the position. Each candidate will spend one day visiting San Antonio College during the week of Monday, Oct. 31, through Thursday, Nov. 3. During each visit, SAC will host a series of forums to give students, faculty, staff, and the community opportunities to meet and ask questions of each candidate.

The forums will be held at the same time each day for students, faculty, staff, and an open forum for all stakeholders including the public. All forums will be held in person at NAHC 218 A&B.

Please save the dates and times for the forums you will attend.

If you are unable to attend the SAC Presidential Candidate Forums and have questions for the candidates, please enter them using the link below:

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Download the Executive Search Profile

  • July 12-14 - Pre-search sessions with employees and stakeholders with online survey option

    August 3 - SAC President recruitment begins

    August 17 - Employee town hall with Alamo Colleges Chancellor Dr. Mike Flores - To view the August 17 recording, visit: https://bit.ly/3wbb5Ev.

    August 30 - Community town hall with stakeholders

    September 6 - Committee members begin evaluating candidate application materials

    September 6 - Application deadline for candidates

    September 28 - Search team meets with Search Committee to assist in the selection of semi-finalists

    October 13-14 - Search Committee conducts semi-finalist interviews and selects finalists to be recommended

    October 19-31 - Search team conducts intensive due diligence on finalists and files are updated for hiring authority to review

    October 31 - November 3 - Finalists interview on campus with members of the college community

    January/February - New president assumes office

    To submit your questions or comments, please email sac-pressearch@alamo.edu.

  • Members of the Presidential Search Committee represent a cross-section of faculty, staff, and community stakeholders. The nominations were approved by Chancellor Dr. Mike Flores.

    The committee will work with executive search firm RH Perry & Associates to identify, review and recommend candidates for consideration by Dr. Flores and the Alamo Colleges District Board of Trustees.  

    The group is led by committee co-chairs Dr. Veronica Garcia, President of Northeast Lakeview College, and Dr. Tiffany Hernandez, Vice President for Student Success at SAC.

    Committee members include:

    • Dr. Tiffany Hernandez, San Antonio College co-convener, Vice President for Student Success, tcox29@alamo.edu
    • Dr. Veronica Garcia, Alamo Colleges District co-convener, Northeast Lakeview College President, vgarcia2@alamo.edu
    • Dr. Linda L. Robertson-Schüle, Faculty Senate President, lschule@alamo.edu
    • Dr. Liz Ann Aguilar, faculty representative, laguilar@alamo.edu
    • Dr. Marianne Bueno, faculty representative, Program Coordinator for Mexican-American Studies, mbueno41@alamo.edu
    • Roxanne Barrera, Executive Staff Senate President and Coordinator of Program Development for Scobee Education Center, rbarrera124@alamo.edu
    • Rosalind Ong, Executive Staff Senate Vice President, Director of Learning Outcomes Assessment, rong@alamo.edu
    • Geraldo Guerra, academic success representative, Director of Academic Success Centers, gguerra@alamo.edu
    • Dr. Jonathan Lee, academic success representative, Dean for Academic Success, jlee@alamo.edu
    • Martin Davila, academic success representative, Chair of SAC's Law Enforcement Academy, Mortuary Science and Protective Services, mdavila21@alamo.edu
    • Sabrina Macal-Polasek, student success representative, Team Lead Student Enrichment Center, smacal@alamo.edu
    • La-Keisha Harrell, college services representative, Director of the College Budget Office, lharrell4@alamo.edu
    • David Zammiello, community partner, President and CEO of Project QUEST
    • Twila Guajardo, community partner, Travis Early College High School Principal

Updated: Nov. 1, 2022