Courtesy Steve Yingling, Western Nevada College
Another chapter in Western Nevada College leadership is underway. Dr. Vincent R. Solis began his WNC presidency on July 2.
Dr. Solis is dedicating his first months to learning more about the college and its faculty and staff, as well meeting with community groups and leaders, leading up to the start of fall semester.
Dr. Solis brings more than 25 years of service in higher education to WNC. Most recently he served as the senior vice president of Academic and Student Services at Laredo Community College in Laredo, Texas.
His higher education background includes extensive leadership in instruction and academic affairs, student services, enrollment, community outreach services, dual enrollment initiatives, auxiliary business services, special projects, construction and student success/engagement/graduation programs.
Dr. Solis’ primary focus as he begins his presidency is the students of WNC.
“Our goals are not only to ensure the success of students in our classrooms and academic programs but also to create students who are prepared to excel in their chosen academic fields and serve as leaders in their communities,” Dr. Solis said.
The college will host a meet and greet before fall semester begins in August to allow members of the community to welcome Dr. Solis to Nevada.
Dr. Solis began his post-secondary education at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Ore., before transferring to Texas A&M-Kingsville, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Sociology, a Master of Science degree in Psychology and his Doctorate in Bilingual Education.