Dallas College unveils new positions

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Rosa Poetschke

Mykel Hilliard, Managing Editor

New leadership roles within the college system have been chosen, according to Dallas College Chancellor Joe May. He revealed the positions in a districtwide email.

As previously announced, roles were filled from staff who currently held positions at Dallas College campuses.
May wrote the vice provosts “will serve as academic leaders and will oversee instruction, faculty, and pathways across programs in their schools.” Their positions are listed below.

  • Greg Morris will serve as the senior vice provost of Academic Services. He previously served as executive vice president of Academic Affairs and Student Success at El Centro College.
  • Anna Mays will serve as the vice provost of Educational Partnerships. She previously served as associate vice chancellor for Educational Policy for the district.
  • Solomon Cross will serve as the vice provost of the School of Creative Arts, Entertainment and Design. He previously served as the executive dean of the Liberal Arts and General Education Transfer Division at Cedar Valley College.
  • Rob DeHaas will serve as the vice provost of the School of Education. He previously served as dean of the Early Childhood Education Baccalaureate Institute at Brookhaven College.
  • Mike Walker will serve as the vice provost of the School of Business, Hospitality and Global Trade. He previously served as executive vice president, Academic Affairs and Student Success at Eastfield College.
  • Juanita Zapata Flint will serve as the vice provost of the School of Health Sciences. She previously served as executive dean of Health and Human Services at Brookhaven College.
  • Raghunath Kanakala will serve as the vice provost of the School of Engineering, Technology, Mathematics, and Sciences. He previously served as executive dean of the School of Engineering and Technology at Richland College.

May wrote that Beatriz Joseph, former president of Mountain View College, will serve as the new vice chancellor of Student Success. “She will oversee teams that support students throughout the student lifecycle, overseeing enrollment, admissions, advising, financial aid and job placement,” May wrote.
May also revealed that the position of vice provost for the School of Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies, and for the School of Law and Public Service had not been filled as of his email.
“Unfortunately, we did not receive the level of interest in these roles we’d hoped for and will now extend the search for these positions to include external candidates,” May wrote.

According to May, Pyeper Wilkins, former chief advancement officer for the Dallas County Community College District and executive director of the DCCCD Foundation, was appointed the new vice chancellor of Workforce and Advancement. “She will serve as the primary liaison and oversee partnerships with employers, donors and alumni, while also working closely with vice provosts and campus presidents to ensure our programs are meeting market needs,” May wrote.

Leadership roles will become effective on July 1, which will allow time to redefine and structure schools for success, and promote consistency and equity across each one, according to May’s email.