Member Spotlight – El Centro College

 Last year, El Centro College celebrated its 50th anniversary of providing a quality educational experience for the citizens of Dallas county. This year the college graduated its 50th class of students and celebrated this milestone in the college’s history on May 10, 2018. We had Ms. Barbara Sue Sherrill Jones serve as our commencement speaker, the first graduate of the college and of the Dallas County Community College District. The past 50 plus years have provided an extraordinary return on investment to Dallas by “changing lives through higher education” thanks to our dedicated faculty and staff.”—Dr. Jose Adames, President

Dr. Jose Adams, President, El Centro College photo 

Dr. Jose Adames,

Name of College: El Centro College
City and State: Dallas, Texas 
Year Established: 1966
NISOD Liaison: Ida Keller

Member Spotlight Question and Answer 

When did El Centro College become a NISOD Member?
El Centro College (ECC) has been a NISOD member since 1996!

Why is El Centro College a NISOD Member?
NISOD provides high-level professional development opportunities for faculty and staff that focus on teaching practices and technologies and students’ learning experiences.

Which NISOD benefits does El Centro College use the most and how?
El Centro College staff members use many of NISOD’s great benefits. Every year, ECC submits outstanding faculty and staff to be recognized as NISOD Excellence Award recipients. ECC staff members also attend the annual NISOD conference.

Interesting News Happening at El Centro College 

  • During the 2018 fall semester, El Centro College’s West Campus will welcome 289 students from three new Early College High Schools in partnership with the Dallas Independent School District and industry partners.
  • The Dallas Arboretum has partnered with ECC’s Food and Hospitality Institute (FHI) to provide public education seminars, demonstrations, and other activities to patrons of the Arboretum.
  • El Centro College is partnering up with one of Dallas’ most popular urban parks—Klyde Warren Park—to provide a special, creative arts class this spring.

Every month, NISOD turns the spotlight on the effective ways member colleges use NISOD benefits. These member colleges exemplify NISOD’s mission of improving teaching, learning, and leadership, with the ultimate goal being to increase student success.