NVC Gets New Vice President for Academic of Success

On March 19, the Alamo Colleges District’s Board of Trustees approved Dr. Daniel T. Powell for the position of Vice President for Academic Success at Northwest Vista College. He replaces Dr. Amy Whitworth who returned to teaching in January at San Antonio College.

Dr. Powell has 13 years of experience as an academic administrator in various dean and chair positions, most recently at Laramie County Community College in Wyoming, Chipola College, and Straz Center for the Performing Arts Patel Conservatory, both in Florida. He successfully completed the American Association of Community Colleges John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute, which enhances leadership skills in advocating the mission of community colleges.

Dr. Powell has a Doctor of Music in Saxophone Performance from Florida State University and a Master of Music in Saxophone Performance from Arizona State University. He also has a Master in Business Administration from Troy University and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from West Texas A&M University. Additional certifications include Arts Administration and College Teaching Certificate.

“Dr. Powell is an experienced administrator with a strong leadership background in assessing and strengthening curriculum development and academic quality, advancing competency-based learning, improving program marketing, recruitment, and retention and developing and implementing strategic action plans,” said NVC President Dr. Ric Baser.

“He also has a strong background in facilitating articulations and fundraising for the arts, having successfully collaborated on a multi-year initiative to raise $14 million for a fine and performing arts renovation and expansion project. He is a tenured professor who has worked in various settings at the college level and in Texas public schools, and we are thrilled to have him join our NVC family,” added Dr. Baser.

To learn more about Dr. Powell’s experience, click here. Dr. Powell will start in his new position in early May.

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