Executive Director named to San Antonio Education Partnership

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Adriana Contreras, Ph.D., to lead college access organization

SAN ANTONIO, TX (December 3, 2014) – The San Antonio Education Partnership (SAEP) Board of Directors has selected Adriana Contreras, Ph.D, as the organization’s Executive Director. Dr. Contreras assumed her new role on December 1, 2014.

For more than 25 years, SAEP has been a pillar organization in San Antonio’s college access community. SAEP,the managing entity of cafécollege, San Antonio’s premier resource center for college access and guidance, also provides direct college access services to students at 25 San Antonio area high schools and a scholarship opportunity to these students through the cafécollege Scholarship.

“The Board of Directors is confident that the addition of Dr. Contreras will further develop the excellent service that the San Antonio Education Partnership and cafécollege provide to students and its mission to guide students towards their college and career goals,” said Steve Potter, Chairman of the San Antonio Education Partnership. “Throughout her career, Dr. Contreras has exhibited a commitment to higher education and to the principles that our organization upholds.”

Dr. Contreras brings over 30 years of administrative experience in education and a demonstrated ability to lead, plan and execute. She holds an Associate of Arts degree from Austin Community College and a Bachelor of Arts in Government, a Master of Education in Student Personnel Services, and Doctorate in Educational Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

“I am honored to serve the students of San Antonio as the Executive Director of the San Antonio Education Partnership,” said Dr. Contreras. “I look forward to working with our staff and partners to strategically guide this organization to further its mission of equipping students for success in their college pursuits.”

A longtime advocate of higher education, Dr. Contreras’ background includes employee and board development, student and community outreach, as well as strategic and financial planning. She has served as an adjunct faculty member at Austin Community College, the Alamo Colleges and UTSA. Most recently, she was Deputy to the Chancellor at Alamo Colleges.

Dr. Contreras will be formally welcomed to the San Antonio college access community at a meet and greet reception on Tuesday, December 9 at 12:00 p.m.