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NVC college president to retire in August

NVC college president to retire in August

Community college president announces retirement plans.

At a faculty and staff meeting last week, Dr. Jacqueline Claunch announced her plans to retire this year. Her retirement becomes effective August 2014.

Dr. Claunch joined the Alamo Colleges in 1998 as Northwest Vista College’s (NVC) first president. Under her leadership, the college enrollment has grown from 246 students in 1998 to 16,354 students in 2013. Aside from receiving accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, NVC earned the Texas Award for Performance Excellence in 2007 from the Quality Texas Foundation. In 2012, NVC was recognized at the national level for best practices in leadership and customer focus by the Baldrige Performance Excellence program.

“What a joy it has been to support students in their pursuit of learning and, in the process, to learn and grow myself,” said Claunch. “Little did I know when I found my way to a community college position in 1975 that I would discover my passion and spend the next 39 years in a community college setting.”

Dr. Claunch earned a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from Trinity University, an M.A. in mathematics and computer science from Texas A&I University and a Ph.D. in higher education from the University of North Texas.

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Photo Courtesy: Alamo Colleges – Northwest Vista College