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Following a national search for the Vice Chancellor for Academic Success, facilitated by Gold Hill Associates, the Advisory Search Committee has recommended finalists to Chancellor Bruce Leslie. From an applicant pool of forty-seven candidates, the Advisory Search Committee interviewed five candidates. The Finalists profiled below will return on December 6, 7 and 8 for a series of meetings with faculty and staff colleagues and individual meetings with the Chancellor, who will announce a hiring decision soon thereafter.


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Ruth Dalrymple

Ruth Dalrymple has served Alamo Colleges District and St. Philip’s College since 2007. She is currently Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Partnerships and Initiatives. Her service at St. Philip’s College includes Acting President, Vice President for Academic Success, Mathematics Chairperson, and tenured full-time Mathematics faculty.

Ms. Dalrymple has extensive experience in College Pathways, ISD college programs, College Readiness, Online Education, and Curriculum Coordination.

Prior to Alamo Colleges she worked at South Texas College, where she was Chairperson of Mathematics and at Del Mar College she was the Director of Required Math Labs/Math Learning Center and an instructor in mathematics and developmental mathematics.

Dalrymple is working on a doctorate in Developmental Education with emphasis in Learning Support at Texas State University, which she hopes to complete in 2018. She holds an M.S., Mathematics from Texas A&I University, Kingsville and a B.S., Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin. She also holds an Associate Degree in Pre-Engineering from Del Mar College.

Faculty, Staff and Administrators are invited to:
Meet and Greet Ruth Dalrymple
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 3:30pm to 5:00pm

In the Killen Center Foyer, 201 W. Sheridan



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Dr. George A. Railey, Jr.

Dr. George Railey, Jr.’s community college experience began as a professor of music prior to serving as Chair of the Humanities and Fine Arts Division at Somerset Community and Technical College System, then becoming a Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences in the Los Rios Community College District, Dean of Instructional Services/Arts and Sciences at Columbia College, and Dean of Instructional Services at Modesto Junior College/Yosemite CCD, Vice President of Academic Services at Chabot College, and Vice Chancellor of Educational Services and Institutional Effectiveness at State Center Community College District, to his present service as Vice President of Academic Affairs for Allan Hancock College.

His experience includes campus and district leadership roles in multi-college districts, Pathways experience as well as workforce education, technology, and institutional effectiveness. He is active in numerous professional organizations.

Dr. Railey earned an Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration at the University of the Pacific, and MME and BME degrees in Music Education at Eastern Kentucky University.

Faculty, Staff and Administrators are invited to:
Meet and Greet Dr. George Railey 
Friday, December 8, 2017, 3:30pm to 5:00pm

In the Killen Center Foyer, 201 W. Sheridan



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Dr. Amy Whitworth

Dr. Amy Whitworth has a lengthy career at Alamo Colleges, where she has served since 1996, most recently in the role of Vice President for Academic Success at Northwest Vista College. Prior to this she was Dean of Arts and Sciences and prior to that served San Antonio College as Chair of the Language, Philosophy, and Culture and Program Coordinator of Philosophy. She began at SAC as an adjunct instructor, later becoming a tenured faculty member.

She is passionate about the work of the AlamoINSTITUTES (pathways) initiative, has experience as a Faculty Senate officer, and is a NISOD teaching excellence winner.

Dr. Whitworth earned her PhD. In Philosophy, and her M.A. in the same field, at Marquette University and holds B.A. degrees in English and Philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin.

Faculty, Staff and Administrators are invited to:
Meet and Greet Dr. Amy Whitworth
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 3:30pm to 5:00pm

In the Killen Center Foyer, 201 W. Sheridan 




The Chancellor of the Alamo Colleges District located in San Antonio, Texas, invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice Chancellor for Academic Success.  

The Alamo Colleges District 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 throughout the San Antonio metropolitan area, serving a ten county region. 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 the unique world renowned River City of Texas with a dynamic multi-cultural and diverse population.   San Antonio, the nation's seventh-largest city, has a historical and culturally dynamic economy rapidly expanding from traditional military and service sectors into telecommunications, biomedical science, 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 preferably a minimum of five years service as chief academic or student success officer and/or experience as a cabinet-level administrator preferably in a major, urban, multi-college or multi-campus community college district and an earned doctorate degree.  Leadership experience should include a wide span of control, coupled with a high level of responsibility in a large, complex organization.   The annual salary for this position is currently $215,656 with a 3% salary adjustment scheduled for January 2018. 

In addition, the Vice Chancellor for Academic Success should have the following: 

  • Key senior team leader supporting colleagues and being supported to continuously improve student success.
  • Student-centered leadership skills in fostering program development, program evaluation, and outcome assessment;
  • An understanding of communities with high risk populations and a commitment to provide pathways into the colleges for vulnerable members of their communities;
  • An understanding and appreciation of how faculty and student affairs staff work collaboratively to better serve the educational needs of students (e.g. learning communities, service learning, international education, etc.);
  • A commitment to leading the district in developing effective P-16 initiatives;
  • An ability to make effective decisions in a position that also requires working with others in a collaborative fashion;
  • An understanding of the need to work collaboratively with the workforce education division of Alamo Colleges;
  • An understanding of the importance of working collaboratively with various constituencies across the district, including the use of participatory leadership.
  • Working knowledge of the use of and implementation of technology in the educational and administrative environment;
  • Demonstrated 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;
  • Evidence of effective leadership in establishing a positive institutional presence and image in the community  

The date after which applications are not guaranteed a review is 10/27/2017 . For more information about this search, the Alamo Colleges District and the application process, please visit our website at and click on "Vice Chancellor for Academic Success Search."

For information call Human Resources at 210-485-0843.

A Gold Hill Associates Assisted Search

Alamo Colleges is committed to provide equal employment and educational opportunities for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, veteran or military status (including special disabled veteran, Vietnam-era veteran, or recently separated veteran), predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law, or persons who have opposed discrimination or participated in any complaint process on campus or before a government agency.