President of Western Nevada College appointed by the Texas School
Western Nevada College press release:
Vincent Solis, president of Western Nevada College, announced his resignation effective December 31, 2021, after being officially named next president of Brazosport College, Texas on Tuesday.
President Solis has led WNC since May 2018 when he was appointed by the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Council of Regents to lead Carson City Community College. He will take up his new role in January.
âI loved my time here in Nevada, and I firmly believe in WNC’s mission to ensure student success in our classrooms and academic programs as we prepare them to excel in their chosen fields and in their communities as leaders to serve â, called President Solis. “I made this decision because of the opportunity to serve my home state of Texas and the needs of my family.”
During President Solis’s tenure at Western Nevada College, the institution began offering its second undergraduate degree (a Bachelor of Applied Science in Organization and Project Management) online; the college created Wildcat Reserve, a food and sanitary pantry to help eradicate food insecurity for students and their families; held its very first graduation ceremonies on Carson and Fallon campuses; started a paramedical program; supported the growth of a program for incarcerated students; and saw enrollments increase 131 percent of high school students taking college courses (double enrollment). Total enrollment increased 6 percent, increasing from 3,327 students to 3,528 students.
During his presidency, the college became a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), increasing Native American enrollment by 22 percent to 77 students across the WNC campus. That growth has resulted in students of color reaching 36 percent of total enrollment, which is a record for WNC.
He also led and supported the WNC Foundation on a capital improvement and relocation project for 1.35 million locations.
NSHE Chancellor Melody Rose thanked President Solis for the work leading Western Nevada College for the past three years.
“We are incredibly grateful to President Solis for everything he has done to advance NSHE’s student access and success goals at Western Nevada College,” said Chancellor Rose.
Board of Regents Chairperson Pro Tempore Carol Del Carlo added, “We wish to wish President Solis all the best as he continues to help transform student lives through higher education.”
President Solis becomes the fifth president of the 53-year-old Brazosport College in Lake Jackson, Texas, south of Houston.
Chancellor Rose will provide additional information about the temporary tour in consultation with the Chairperson Pro Tempore Del Carlo and the Deputy Chairperson Pro Tempore Amy Carvalho in the coming weeks.
“Solis becomes Dr. Millicent Valek, who will retire in January 2022 after 25 years as President of Brazosport College, âsaid a press release from Brazosport. “He becomes the fifth president in the 53-year history of Brazosport College.”
Solis is expected to launch in early January. He started at WNC in 2018.
The Brazosport College Board of Regents approved his contract on Friday.
“We are pleased, Dr. Vincent Solis as the new President of Brazosport College, âsaid Carolyn Johnson, Chair of the Brazosport College Board of Regents. “Dr. Solis is a seasoned leader and is a wealth of knowledge in this role. We look forward to welcoming him in the role of President and working with him to build the great legacy we have built here at Brazosport College. to continue. “
Solis was previously Senior Vice President, Academic and Student Services at Laredo College in Laredo, Texas. He has a doctorate in education in bilingual education; a Master of Science in Psychology; and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from Texas A&M University-Kingsville.