Laredo Community College vice president candidate for position here

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Correction: The 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. presentation will be held on the fourth floor of Moody Learning Center.

Students can question candidates at pizza luncheons.



By Wally Perez

Vincent R. Solis, vice president for instruction and student services at Laredo Community College, will visit this college June 9 as a finalist for the vice president of student success position here.

Solis is one of three finalists who will visit June 7-9.

Dr. Lisa Alcorta, interim vice president of student success, will speak June 7, and Dr. Billy C. Roessler, vice president of student services and enrollment management at North Central Texas College in Gainesville, will speak June 8.

Solis was vice president of student services for four years before becoming vice president of instruction and student services at Laredo Community College, a position he has held two years.

Solis received a doctorate in bilingual education in 2007, a master’s in psychology in 1997 and a bachelor’s in psychology and sociology in 1995, all from Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

In his cover letter, Solis wrote that he shares the values of the Alamo Colleges, such as student success and the promotion of excellence.

“Every student from our communities that receives a certificate or degree is a life transformed through the power of education, and my life’s work has been about being committed to this endeavor,” Solis wrote.

Solis will give a presentation regarding his student success initiative ideas. The presentation is 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. in the Fiesta Room of Loftin Student Center, and will be followed by a pizza lunch and open discussion.

Following the presentation, Solis will speak at an open forum 2-3 p.m. in Room 120 of the visual arts center.

“This is an opportunity for students to come and listen to the candidates and ask questions or have any concerns addressed,” foreign language Professor Tammy Perez wrote in an email.

Perez is chair of the search committee and has been a part of the ongoing search process since the summer of 2014.

This is the fourth search, with the position being offered to two candidates in the past; both declined for personal reasons.

Session and candidate information, including biographies, philosophies and résumés can be found at


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