A top official at a Milwaukee vocational-technical college will be San Antonio College’s next president.

Naydeen González-De Jesús, currently the executive vice president of Student Success at Milwaukee Area Technical College, was selected to lead San Antonio College by the Alamo Colleges District Board of Trustees on Tuesday and will begin work Jan. 9, according to a press release.

“Her wealth of experience in the area of student success and equitable outcomes will serve San Antonio College and the Alamo Colleges well as she brings a unique blend of international public diplomacy, research and higher education experience to the position,” said Alamo Colleges Chancellor Mike Flores in a statement.

González-De Jesus succeeds interim President Francisco Solis, who ran the college following Robert Vela’s departure. Vela is now president of Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

One of four finalists named for the position in October, González-De Jesús has a background in international public diplomacy and community college experience.

A first-generation college graduate, González-De Jesús has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Penn State University, a master’s degree in student personnel services from Rowan University and a doctorate in industrial and organizational psychology from Northcentral University.

“We’re very happy to welcome Dr. González-De Jesús to the San Antonio College family,” Solis said in a statement. “This is an exciting time for a new leader to come on board as we launch our next three-year strategic plan and look ahead to our centennial in 2025.”

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San Antonio Report Staff

This article was assembled by various members of the San Antonio Report staff.