Doña Ana Community College (DACC) Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Monica Torres today announced the appointment of Josefina Carmona to lead the DACC Health Sciences Division.
Carmona, was employed by the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) for more than 20 years, including as assistant dean of the Extended University for students seeking online degrees.
While with the program she started 7 undergraduate, 8 graduate and 2 graduate certificate programs fully online. The Extended University experienced steady enrollment growth of 3 – 4 percent under Carmona’s leadership from 2013 to 2017.
She has immersed herself in higher education by teaching, writing grants, speaking at conferences, serving on educational committees and authoring educational book chapters. Carmona has served as adjunct faculty since 2007, teaching at El Paso Community College, Excelsior College and UTEP. Carmona wrote successful grant proposals that were funded by the U.S. Department of Education totaling almost $9 million. She has also authored a chapter, Promotoras y Politicas in the University: Developing Culturally Responsive Higher Education Leaders to Serve Latinx Communities in the forthcoming book Latino Educational Leadership: Serving Latino Communities and Preparing Latino/a Leaders Across the P-20 Pipeline.
Carmona began her educational journey at Frank Phillips Community College and transferred to UTEP, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chicano Studies in 1998. She earned her Master of Arts in Latin American and Border Studies in 2007. Carmona began her doctoral program in 2014 and is a PhD Candidate in Higher Education Leadership at Colorado State University. She is expected to graduate in May 2019.
The DACC Health Sciences Division includes programs for students seeking medical careers in Dental Hygiene, Dental Assisting, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Patient Care Technician, Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Therapy, and when approved by the New Mexico Higher Education Department, the new Medical Assisting program.
Carmona began work on July 1.