Dr. Veronica Garcia Named NLC President
At their regular meeting January 17, the Alamo Colleges’ Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Veronica R.Garcia, Ph.D., as the new president of Northeast Lakeview College. She will begin her duties March 1, 2017.
“We are pleased to welcome someone of Dr. Garcia’s caliber as the new president of Northeast Lakeview College,” said Alamo Colleges’ District Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie. “Her experience and expertise will be invaluable to the continuing success of the growing numbers of students we serve at Northeast Lakeview College,” he added.
Garcia comes to NLC with 20 years of experience in three multi-campus community college districts. Most recently, she served as the vice president of student affairs at Maricopa Community Colleges: Paradise Valley Community College. Prior to that, she served for nine years as the district dean of student affairs and enrollment management at Portland Community College. Her community college career began in 1996 at the Pima Community College District, where she served in a variety of roles for the next ten years, including campus director of enrollment services, project manager, business assistant in small business development, and as a financial aid outreach specialist. Dr. Garcia also taught as an adjunct at each of the institutions where she was employed.
Garcia has established a reputation as an advocate for student pathways and strong student intake services, as well as the alignment of student and academic affairs to forge greater student success. At Maricopa, she oversaw all student affairs and the strategic enrollment management plan, and was actively involved in the accreditation self-study process. She is active in several national associations including the National Council on Student Development, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers and the American Association of School Administrators, and is a frequent presenter at state and national student success conferences. She holds a Ph.D. in higher education from Oregon State University.