Dr. Robert Vela is the 12th President of San Antonio College. His educational background consists of a B.A. in psychology and sociology with a minor in Spanish and a M.S. degree in counseling and guidance from Texas A&M-Kingsville. He earned his doctoral degree in a joint doctoral program in Educational Leadership from Texas A&M-Kingsville and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor.
He is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Board of Directors for the National Community College Hispanic Council, National Council on Student Development, the Texas Public Policy Committee Representative for NASPA III, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, American College Counseling Association, Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, National Institute for Staff & Organizational Development, American Counseling Association, National Association of Developmental Education, and Texas Community College Teachers Association. His honors include the 2008 National Community College Hispanic Council-Leadership Fellows at North Carolina State University, and the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Award in Teaching, Leadership and Learning 2007.
Dr. Robert Vela, President
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