Dr. Adelina S. Silva is the Vice Chancellor for Student
Success for the Alamo Community College District (ACCD). She has held several
positions in her 40+ year career with the Alamo Colleges District as counselor,
founder and director of the San Antonio College Women’s Center, project
director for federal programs in student services, Vice President of Student Services
at Palo Alto College, District Director of Student and Community Program Development
and District Vice President of Student Program Development.
Classroom experience includes teaching at McCollum High
School in the Harlandale ISD, Palo Alto College (PAC), San Antonio College
(SAC) and Texas A&M University, and as an Adjunct Graduate Professor of
business, management, and human resource development for Webster University,
where she was the recipient of the 2003 Excellence in Teaching Award for
adjunct faculty worldwide.
Dr. Silva is the first Hispanic female Vice Chancellor in
the Alamo Community College District, home of SAC, where she earned an Associate
of Arts Degree. She is a Summa Cum Laude
Bachelor’s degree graduate of Texas A & I University at Corpus Christi and holds
a Doctoral degree in Educational Administration in Community College Leadership
from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a member of the Phi Kappa
Phi Honor Society. She is a Fellow of
the National Community College Hispanic Council and the Institute of
Educational Leadership, and has completed the Institute on Educational
Management at Harvard University.
Dr. Silva has presented extensively on leadership, student
development, advising, and equity. Her
research and publications include career choices of returning women in
community colleges. Dr. Silva was a
member of the City of San Antonio’s first women’s delegation to Japan and has presented
internationally on non-traditional students, student and leadership development,
and student equity in Mexico, Dominican Republic, United Arab Emirates, Brazil,
Panama, Nicaragua. As a Fulbright
Scholar, she participated in the Community College Administrator Seminar in
Russia and is now serving as a Fulbright Ambassador.
A fourth generation Texan and Distinguished Graduate from
McCollum High School, Dr. Silva has been recognized for her leadership and
contributions to the State and South Texas community. She served eight years on
the Junior/Community College Student Personnel
Association of Texas (J/CCSPAT) Board of Directors; two years as the Chair. She was inducted into the Harlandale
ISD Hall of Fame and received recognition as La Prensa’s San Antonio Latina
Women in Action and as an Outstanding Young Women in America.
Dr. Adelina S. Silva