Director of Distance Education and Faculty
Glenda Easter earned a master’s degree in education from the University of North Texas and a bachelor’s degree in education from Dallas Baptist University. She began working at Dallas College in 1981 and became a full-time faculty member at El Centro in 1997. Mrs. Easter has also taught for the Richmond County Board of Education in Augusta, Ga. She currently serves as the faculty director of distance education at El Centro.
Related professional experience includes 10 years working for the city of Dallas, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and the Information Processing Corp. in a variety of coordinating, managerial and supervisory IT jobs. She coordinated the computer applications specialist program at Dallas College's Bill J. Priest Institute for Economic Development (now the Dallas College Bill J. Priest Center) for 15 years and was the Dallas College chancellor’s intern for legislative affairs for a year.
Certifications and credentials include Microsoft Office User Specialist-Word (MOUS), Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Certification (APPQMR), Quality Matters Rubric Update Certification and Peer Reviews Course Certification (PCR). She has authored four textbooks.
Honors and awards include Dallas College Special Program Instructor of the Year, Texas Technical Society Educator of the Year, El Centro College Minnie Stevens Piper Award, NISOD Excellence in Teaching Award, TRIO Outstanding Mentor award, “Who’s Who of American Teachers,” “Who’s Who of Executives, Professionals, and Entrepreneurs” and “Who’s Who of American Women.” She also served as the president of the Texas Technical Society and president of the Texas Community College Teachers Association, and testified on behalf of community college faculty before the Texas Legislature.