PCC Southwest welcomes new executive dean

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Lisa Snyder is the new executive dean of the Pueblo Community College Southwest campus and sites. 

“Dr. Snyder has an extensive background in higher education leadership, a strong desire to foster student success in the southwest corner of the state, and a proven track record of promoting a culture fostering evidence-based practice committed to diversity, equity and inclusion for students, faculty and staff,” said PCC President Patty Erjavec. 

Snyder and her family have lived in Durango, Colo. since 2013. Prior to joining PCC Southwest, she was the dean of the School of Humanities at San Juan College. She also worked as the associate vice president for academic affairs at Fort Lewis College. 

“I look forward to building upon the outstanding work already being done by the dedicated staff at the college and to leading the campus in its efforts to increase concurrent enrollment, streamline pathways to transfer or employment and foster relationships and partnerships in southwest Colorado,” said Snyder. “Durango is my home and PCC Southwest is an integral part of my community.” 

Her career in education spans more than 20 years. In addition to leadership positions in higher education, she was a faculty member at universities in New York and Oregon.  

Snyder is a first-generation college graduate. She earned her doctorate in instructional leadership from Argosy University in Sarasota, Fla., a master’s in curriculum development and instructional technology from the State University of New York Albany and a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY New Paltz. 

Snyder is based at the PCC Southwest campus in Mancos and also oversees sites in Durango and Bayfield.  

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