Sunday, May 13, 2018

Dr. Federico Zaragoza Appointed As The 9th President For The College Of Southern Nevada 

Dr. Zaragoza will begin his tenure at the College of Southern Navada on August 15.

By H. Nelson Goodson 
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

May 13, 2018

Las Vegas, Nevada - On Friday, Dr. Federico Zaragoza was unanimously appointed as the 9th president of the College of Southern Navada (CSN) by the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents, according to CSN press release. Dr. Zaragoza will begin his tenure at CSN on August 15.
Since 2004, Zaragoza has been the current the vice chancellor for economic and workforce development at the Alamo Colleges District (ACD) in Texas. Dr. Zaragoza will replace Acting President Dr. Margo L. Martin who has served as acting president since the retirement of President Dr. Michael D. Richards in February. Martin will return to her position as vice president for academic affairs.
Dr. Zaragoza comes to CSN with more than 30 years of experience in higher education and workforce development. In his current position, he has focused on ensuring that programs at the Alamo College District's five colleges align with industry demand in the San Antonio area. He is credited for doubling the graduation rate at the ACD.
Dr. Zaragoza was born in Mexico City, Mexico and raised in Laredo, Texas. 
Dr. Zaragoza has held various leadership positions, including State Director for the Wisconsin–Job Training Partnership Act Programs, President and CEO of the Private Industry Council of Milwaukee County, and Dean of Continuing Education for the Milwaukee Area Technical College in Wisconsin.  He also worked for the Milwaukee Public School District as Director for Alternative Education Programs, where he headed a network of 16 public alternative and specialty schools.  Prior to his appointment as Vice Chancellor at the ACD in Texas, Dr. Zaragoza served as Vice President of Administration for St. Philip's College–Southwest Campus.  Dr. Zaragoza holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, a Master's degree in Vocational Education, an Educational Specialist degree in Industrial and Technical Education from the University of Wisconsin–Stout, and a Ph.D. in Urban Education and Administrative Leadership from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.

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