Dhruv Pandya

​Assistant Director of Trinity Watershed Management
Dallas Water Utilities

“With my first management class, I was hooked. Everything I learned at community college was a real-life experience. I could apply what I was learning at work and really see results. My education helped me to do more and more on the job.

“Today I’m helping to change people’s lives. The credit for what I am today goes to my education.”

After completing his associate degree, Dhruv earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Northwood University in Cedar Hill and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix. He worked for several years as Level III manager supervising a group of more than 90 employees responsible for maintaining all of the water pipes on the south side of Dallas before being promoted to his current position as assistant director of Trinity Watershed Management. He was honored with an Individual Achievement Award by the city in 1996 and 2000, was named Employee of the Year in 1988 and was given a Director’s Award for Productivity, Achievement and Innovation in 1995.​