San Antonio College.
San Antonio College in Texas has two new vice presidents. Jessica Howard, is the college's new vice president of academic affairs and Robert H. Vela Jr., is vice president of student affairs. Howard has served as San Antonio College interim executive vice president since July 2008. She joined the college as an adjunct professor in 1998 and was named chair of Music and Humanities Department in 2002. She is the former vice-chair and was elected chair of the San Antonio College Faculty Senate. Howard is a member of Leadership San Antonio and college liaison officer for the Community College Humanities Association. She holds a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from New York University and, from Rice University, master's and bachelor's degrees in music theory, as well as a bachelor of arts in English. Vela is a member of the National Council on Student Development, the Texas Public Policy Committee Representative for NASPA Region III, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, American College Counseling Association, Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, American Counseling Association and the Texas Community College Teachers Association. Vela earned a doctorate in a joint program in educational leadership from Texas A&M-Kingsville and Texas A&M Corpus Christi; a master's degree in counseling and guidance and a bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology, both from Texas A&M-Kingsville.