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Alice Villadsen, Ph.D.
President Emeritus, Brookhaven College
Dr. Alice W. Villadsen, President Emeritus of Brookhaven College in Dallas, TX, is currently a speaker, an author, an adjunct professor at The University of Maryland and a coach for Achieving the Dream. As an Achieving the Dream Coach, she works with six Achieving the Dream Colleges and has six years of experience with Achieving the Dream.
Prior to her role with Achieving the Dream, which began when she was the president of a Round 1 college in ATD, Dr. Villadsen was President of Brookhaven College in Dallas, Texas, from 1998-2005. She was previously Vice President for Instruction at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC; Dean of Instruction, Dean of Administration, and Division Chairperson of Humanities at Calhoun College in Decatur, AL; and an English faculty member at Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City, FL.
Dr. Villadsen had served from 2003-2005 on the Board and the Executive Board of the American Association of Community Colleges, received in 2004 the annual Carolyn Desjardins’ Award (outstanding president of the year), chaired or served on 12 accreditation teams for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, was president of the North Texas Consortium of Community Colleges, and was president of the Alabama College Association. Her areas of expertise include leadership development, community college policy, disaster preparedness, adjunct faculty development, and college engagement in the student success agenda.
Dr. Villadsen has also participated in numerous leadership training programs sponsored by the League for Innovation and the American Association of Community Colleges.
Educational Background: Dr. Villadsen earned her B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Alabama.
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