Board of Regents names Villanueva next president of Lee College

Dr. Lynda Villanueva portrait
Dr. Lynda Villanueva

At its regular meeting last Thursday, the Lee College Board of Regents finalized the hiring of Dr. Lynda Villanueva as the next president of Lee College. Dr. Villanueva is scheduled to begin her new position at the college on Jan. 5, 2020. Dr. Dennis Brown will be available to assist in transitioning the role until his official retirement date on Jan. 31, 2020.

Dr. Villanueva was named sole finalist for the position in September. After the required 21-day waiting period, the board officially voted to appoint Villanueva as the next president of Lee College. Dr. Villanueva will be the tenth president of Lee College since it was formed in 1934.

Lynda Villanueva, Ph.D., most recently served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Affairs at Brazosport College in Lake Jackson, Texas. She previously served as Dean of Instruction at Brazosport College. Dr. Villanueva earned a doctor of philosophy degree in industrial/organizational psychology; a master of arts in psychology from the University of Houston; and a bachelor of science in psychology from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo.