Santa Fe Community College selects new president
Beginning September 4, Santa Fe Community College’s new president will be Dr. Ana Margarita “Cha” Guzmán. She comes to the College with a long and distinguished career.
Guzmán has been president of Palo Alto College in San Antonio for the past 12 years, and during that time she increased retention and graduation rates and expanded workforce programs and funding support. In 2008, the College’s Information Technology Workforce Training was selected by the Center for Digital Government to receive its “Best of Texas” award for its “Creative Approach to Workforce Development Strategies.” She is a member of the governing board of the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities, and in 2011 the U.S. Senate chose her for a four-year term on the National Security Education Board. The Board develops criteria for scholarships and grants for those pursing national security issues or a career in a national security position. Guzmán also served for seven years as the chair of President Clinton’s White House Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans.
The College’s 18-member search committee chose Guzmán after a six-month search.