Dr. Jennifer Wimbish - Chair of the Southwest Regional Network
Dr. Jennifer Wimbish, is President Emeritus of the Dallas College System, and former President of Cedar Valley College (CVC) where she served for 13 years. Her career journey has included her serving as Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Lansing Community College in Michigan.
Dr. Wimbish served on a number of boards and citizen groups. She was elected to both the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Board, and as Chair of the North Texas Community College Consortium Board. In the Dallas Metroplex she has served on both the Best Southwest, and Oak Cliff Chambers Boards, the Head Start of Greater Dallas Board, and on the Methodist Hospital System Advisory Group. Presently, Dr. Wimbish is faculty for the Presidents’ Roundtable, Lakin Leadership Institute. She is author of the book, Leadership Wisdom for All Generations which is being used in several college leadership programs.
Dr. Wimbish is known for leading collaborative efforts to support communities, and student success. Presently she is working in the space of equity, and career/workforce programming. During her tenure at CVC, her leadership led to the establishment of several Centers of Excellence for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Dr. Wimbish’s dynamic leadership has been acknowledged through such awards as the prestigious Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Award from Phi Theta Kappa, the National Role Model Award from Minority Access, Incorporated, the St. John’s (Michigan) Community Unity Award, and the Woman of the Year Award from the Dallas Women’s Council.
Dr. Wimbish holds a Doctorate in Higher Adult and Lifelong Education from Michigan State University, a Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Texas A & M University-Kingsville, Texas, and a Bachelor’s Degree in History Education from Hampton University.