Dr. Christy Ponce

Dr. Christy Ponce and Bob Browder

Mr. Bob Browder, Chairman of the Temple College Board of Trustees, generously started an endowment for Dr. Christy Ponce. He believes she brings people together in a collaborative manner. But the underlying trait to all this, she cares deeply about students and seeing them succeed. She is creating a culture of customer service helping students navigate a system of higher education. Dr. Christina Ponce became Temple College’s 11th president in January 2019. Prior to becoming president of Temple College, Dr. Ponce held positions with Austin Community College, El Paso Community College, Lee College and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Dr. Ponce received her Ph.D. in educational administration from the Community College Leadership Program at The University of Texas at Austin. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in education from UT and a master’s degree in political science from Texas State University.