Mountain View College is an open-access public community college that opened in 1970 as the second of seven separately accredited colleges of the Dallas County Community College District. Our surrounding area is comprised of urban, suburban, and industrial communities that include the southwest quadrant of the city of Dallas, and the cities of Cedar Hill, Duncanville, and Grand Prairie.
Dr. Beatriz Joseph serves as the 10th president of Mountain View College, one of seven community colleges that make up the Dallas County Community College District, in Dallas, Texas. She joined the MVC family in July 2019 and leads more than 11,500 students.
Joseph brings more than 25 years of higher education experience to the college, and her role as a champion for accessible and affordable education for a diverse student population is unparalleled. Throughout Joseph’s career, she has served as a faculty member, researcher, practitioner, and administrator with progressive responsibilities. In addition to her commitment to student success, Joseph focuses on engaging with community and industry partners, ensuring she supports all stakeholders in achieving their goals.
Prior to joining the Mountain View College family, Joseph served as vice president of college services at Palo Alto College in San Antonio. In this position, Joseph was chief administration officer and oversaw an annual budget of more than $30 million, as well as $72 million in projects funded by general obligation bonds.
Joseph oversaw the application process that resulted in Palo Alto being named as a “Rising Star” award winner of the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence by the Aspen Institute. In addition, Joseph coordinated the college’s strategic planning process; directed efforts to develop a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award application (the college was the only education organization chosen for the honor in 2016); coordinated the development and implementation of an “Emerging Leaders” program for college employees; directed resource development efforts to secure external funding for programs and scholarships; and led a number of other award-winning initiatives and partnerships that all benefitted Palo Alto students and the community.
Joseph has earned a number of honors and awards. Her most recent honors include:
· 2019 Aspen Institute Presidential Fellowship
· Harvard Institute of Education Management
· National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Award
· Emerging Leaders Trusted Leader Award (Palo Alto College)
· Alamo Colleges Leadership Academy for Success Leadership Excellence Award
Joseph earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Southeast Missouri State University; a master’s degree in Management Studies from the University of Waikato in New Zealand; and her doctorate in Higher Education from the University of Georgia.