Dr. William Serrata was named the President of the El Paso County Community College District effective August 1, 2012. Dr. Serrata holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Texas A&M University – College Station, a Master’s Degree from the University of Texas at Brownsville, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Human Resource Development from Texas A&M University – College Station.
Dr. Serrata serves as Vice Chair of the Executive Committee for the Texas Association of Community Colleges, Chair of the Board of Directors of Excelencia in Education, Advisory Board Member of the Higher Education Research and Development Institute (HERDI), and is the Chair of the Board of Directors for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) after being elected to the Board in 2017. Dr. Serrata was a member of the 2015 class of the Aspen Institute Ascend Fellows.
Under Dr. Serrata’s leadership, the Aspen Institute announced that El Paso Community College (EPCC) was named one of 10 nation-wide finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for community college excellence which recognizes a college’s impact on student success. EPCC was selected from a pool of nearly 1,200 community colleges. Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education and Community College Week Magazine continues to recognize EPCC as the national leader in awarding associate degrees to Hispanic students. In 2016, EPCC was announced as the winner of the AACC Student Success award and as the Western Regional Equity award winner of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT). Dr. Serrata received the Western Regional Chief Executive Officer award from ACCT and was named the 2019 Marie Y. Martin National Chief Executive Officer in October 2019.