In her current capacity as Vice President for College Services, Julie Pace provides leadership in the administration and alignment of financial, human, planning, and physical resources in support of the achievement of student success and operational goals of Northwest Vista College. As a member of the President’s Executive Team, she performs the collaborative activities of planning, problem-solving, decision-making, and promotion of the mission, vision and values of the College, and also plays an integral role in Northwest Vista College’s strategic planning initiatives.
During her capacity as the first Dean for Performance Excellence at Northwest Vista College, Julie Pace began leading the College’s quality improvement initiatives and support functions, while supervising the areas of institutional research, budget, purchasing, information technology, and grants development. Julie also coordinates the systematic process improvement initiatives and development of the annual application for the Baldrige based Texas Award for Performance Excellence. Work across the College in this area has resulted in Northwest Vista College being awarded the 2007 Texas Award for Performance Excellence.
Prior to becoming the Dean of Performance Excellence, Julie taught Mathematics and served as the first Northwest Vista College Faculty Dean - Academic Leader for Academic Foundations, overseeing the areas of Math, English, Developmental Education, and English as a Second Language (ESL). In 2004, she was charged with leading the data team responsible for collecting, analyzing and reporting data for the Achieving the Dream initiative.
Julie received a B.B.A. in accounting from the University of Houston, and she spent several years in public and industrial accounting before deciding to pursue a career in education. Julie is qualified as a candidate for CPA. She earned an M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Texas at San Antonio, which led to teaching positions such as at UTSA, San Antonio College, and eventually Northwest Vista College.
Julie and her husband Richard are parents to three daughters and have one grandson, Jack.