NVC Celebrates of Dr. Stephen Robert Mitchell
NVC Celebrates Life of Dr. Stephen Robert Mitchell
Northwest Vista College, along with its sister colleges, celebrates the life of Dr. Stephen Robert Mitchell (1931-2017), who was acting president of Northwest Vista College before Dr. Jackie Claunch took the helm in 1998. Mitchell, who passed away on Aug. 28 at his home in Cupertino, Calif, was also the former president of St. Philip’s College from 1985-1992.
Mitchell also served as deputy chancellor of the Alamo Community College District (1992-1995). He started his career in academics teaching college-level political science in Washington and Calgary before assuming administrative employment in 1967 in positions at universities in Wisconsin, Washington, Michigan, Hawaii and Texas. St. Philip’s College (SPC) received its federal HBCU designation in 1987, two years into the leadership of Mitchell.
Following his term as SPC president, Mitchell oversaw daily operations at SPC, Palo Alto College and San Antonio College in his capacity as district deputy chancellor.
A family-led celebration of Dr. Mitchell’s life is forecast for fall of 2017, location to be announced by the family. In the interim, expressions can be communicated via the SPC Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/gospc