The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Welcomes Back Juan González

Jan. 25, 2018

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Juan González

Juan González, recently retired from his position as vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), has rejoined the college as a clinical professor in the Program in Higher Education Leadership (PHEL). 

González has had a distinguished career as a student affairs administrator at higher education institutions across the country where he has developed programs that resulted in higher retention and graduation rates.

At UCSD, González championed expanding college access, opportunity, and success for students. Prior to joining UCSD, he was vice president of student affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

During his tenure here, he also served as a clinical professor, teaching courses in student affairs administration, fundraising, and assessment, with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy. He rejoins the department as a half-time clinical professor and is teaching courses primarily in organizational change and student affairs assessment.

Department Chair Victor Saenz says, “We are fortunate and honored to have Dr. González re-join our PHEL faculty. At a time when change is constant in higher education, our graduate students will benefit greatly from Dr. Gonzalez’s insights and wisdom accrued through a long and distinguished career as a higher education leader and administrator.”