Dr. Millicent Valek is president of Brazosport College and has served in this role since 1996. During her tenure as president, Brazosport College has been named a leader college in the Achieving the Dream, student success initiative, has garnered the support for three major facility expansions, and has gained legislative authority to offer one of the first baccalaureate degrees at a Texas community college. The Aspen Institute named Brazosport College one of the top ten community colleges in the nation in 2013 and again in 2015. A native Texan, Millicent attended the University of Texas where she received her bachelor’s degree and Texas State University where she received her master’s. She earned her Ph.D. through the Community College Leadership Program at the University of Texas at Austin.