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Richland College Administrator Selected for Prestigious Leadership Fellows Program

Rose Galloway, associate vice president for workforce and continuing education at Richland College, has been selected as a 2019 Fellow to the National Community College Hispanic Council Leadership Development Program.

Galloway has been in her role at Richland College since 2015, and she has worked to enhance the success of the college’s career and technical education programs and Continuing Education through her strategic leadership.

“This opportunity has been the single most impactful thing I have ever done in my professional career,” said Galloway. “I feel so validated and surrounded by community.”

“I am very proud that Ms. Galloway was selected for this competitive leadership program, and I know she will greatly value from this experience,” said Shannon Cunningham, executive vice president for academic affairs and student success at Richland College. “Associate Vice President Galloway continues to be a leader among her peers and in the community, and I know this opportunity will continue to allow her to grow in not just her role at Richland College, but also in her leadership strength.”

Galloway is one of 24 members of the 2019 fellows class selected from community college candidates around the country. Hosted by the University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences, this prestigious program is designed to develop a pool of highly qualified Latinos and Latinas whose career interests focus on assuming increasingly responsible administrative positions with the goal of becoming community college presidents. The NCCHC Leadership Fellows Program was selected as a finalist in the 2019 “Examples of Excelencia” national showcase.

“Preparing strong leaders for the future is the primary purpose of the National Community College Hispanic Council’s Leadership Fellows Program,” said NCCHC president Robert Vela. “A demographic shift is occurring in the United States, and we are preparing new leaders who can model the way for the growing Hispanic population our community colleges serve. Through this program, fellows gain the necessary knowledge and skills they need to lead higher education into the future and positively impact the economic and civic success of their respective communities.”

“I feel an even stronger call to action to serve the students in our local community and to focus on the true and emerging needs of those in unique or underserved populations,” Galloway said.

Galloway earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1993 from Indiana University and received her master’s in education from the University of Houston in 1995. In addition to her role at Richland College, she is also the current chairwoman of the board for the Garland Chamber of Commerce.

NCCHC Fellows are required to attend two residential training seminars. The first begins in June, while the Fellows are in residence at USD. Galloway and the other Fellows will each prepare an individualized professional development plan and engage in a mentoring relationship with a Hispanic community college leader. In addition, they will attend the NCCHC Leadership Symposium in the fall and carry out online activities in between sessions.

NCCHC is an affiliated council of the American Association of Community Colleges, a national organization that has provided leadership to the community college movement for the past half-century. For more than 30 years, NCCHC has worked to promote the educational interests and success of the Hispanic community and to emphasize access, equity and excellence for students and staff in community colleges. Since the program’s inception, more than 250 community college administrators have participated as Fellows. In the past two years, more than 60 former Fellows have moved to positions of increased responsibility as executive level administrators, including chancellors, vice-chancellors and presidents. Learn more about the Fellows program at www.ncchc.com/leadership-fellows-program.

For more information about Richland College’s career and technical education programs, including computer technology, business professions, allied health, engineering technology and advanced manufacturing, visit www.richlandcollege.edu/smartcareers. Information about Richland College Continuing Education is available at www.richlandcollege.edu/ce.