Dr. José Adames

​​Current Title: President, El Centro Campus

History with Dallas College

  • September 2014 – President, El Centro

Educational Background

  • Ed.D. and M.Ed. Teachers College in Applied Linguistics fr​om Columbia University
  • M.A. in Bilingual/Secondary Education from Seton Hall University
  • B.A. in Political Science from Seton Hall University

College Awards/Accomplishments

  • 2012 Idahlynn Karre International Exemplary Leadership Award of The Chair Academy
  • 2009 International Exemplary Leader Award
  • 2009 William U. Harris Award of Excellence

Related Professional Experience

  • Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs, Dutchess Community College, November 2012-August 2014
  • Vice President, Bergen Community College, August 2010-July 2011/August 2012-October 2012
  • Interim President, Bergen Community College, July 2011-August 2012
  • Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Union County College, August 2002-August 2010
  • Dean of College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Kean University, 2000-2002 (Interim 1999-2000)
  • Associate Dean, Kean University, 1992-1999
  • Director of Language Laboratory, Essex County College, 1984-1986