Dr. Melissa Gonzalez has been selected as the interim president of Houston Community College’s Southeast College. Gonzalez, currently the vice chancellor and chief of staff to HCC Chancellor Cesar Maldonado, will assume her new position December 1.
Maldonado said Gonzalez’s outstanding leadership qualities will make her the perfect choice for interim president of HCC Southeast College. “Dr. Gonzalez has a proven track record of leadership here at HCC and at other educational institutions,” Maldonado said. “I know she will do an excellent job at Southeast College.”
Gonzalez welcomes the opportunity to play a key role in creating student success at Southeast College. “I want to thank Dr. Maldonado for this appointment and for his confidence in me.”
Gonzalez came to HCC in 2015 from Lone Star College, where she served as vice chancellor, workforce and economic development. While at Lone Star College, Gonzalez held several other positions, including interim vice president at Greenspoint and Victory Centers, special assistant to the president and dean of instruction. Gonzalez has been an associate professor of management at University of Houston-Clear Lake, where she also served as assistant chair for the college. In addition, Gonzalez has held teaching positions at the University of Houston-Downtown, University of Texas-Pan American and South Texas College.
Gonzalez received her Ph.D. in international business and management, an MBA and a B.B.A. from the University of Texas-Pan American.
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