Julie Penley, Ph.D., El Paso Community College’s (EPCC) Vice President of Research, Accreditation & Planning has been elected to the Texas Women in Higher Education (TWHE) Board of Directors.
Dr. Penley came to EPCC in 2002 and has since served in various roles at the College, including Professor of Psychology, Dean of Instructional Programs and Campus Dean of the Mission del Paso Campus, Associate Vice President of Instruction and Student Success, and her current role as Vice President of Research, Accreditation & Planning.
In addition to her time at EPCC, Dr. Penley has served on numerous local, state, and national boards and committees dedicated to higher education, and is beginning her second term on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Undergraduate Education Advisory Committee. She holds a master’s degree and doctoral degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), as well as a master’s in Higher Education Administration from New Mexico State University (NMSU).
The TWHE is part of the American Council on Education (ACE) Women’s network representing Texas. Texas Women in Higher Education (TWHE) is a Texas non-profit corporation dedicated to developing, advancing and supporting women employed at colleges and universities across the state.
TWHE is committed to providing its members with the skills needed to reach leadership positions and to enhancing the leadership skills of those already in such roles.
Penley will serve on the board until 2021 and will work to transform higher education leadership in Texas and beyond.