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Dr. Adelina


Dr. Adelina S. Silva is the vice chancellor for student success for the Alamo Colleges District. She has held several positions in her 45+ year career developing student success programs, including establishing community education centers, returning adult and women’s centers, student leadership institutes, and experiential learning and advising models. 

Dr. Silva has presented extensively on leadership, student development, advising, and equity. Her international presentations focus on non-traditional students, student and leadership development, and student equity. She also participated in the Fulbright Scholar Community College Administrator Seminar in Russia and served as a Fulbright Ambassador.  

Dr. Silva taught at Webster University in St. Louis, MO, for 24 years in the Graduate Programs in Business Management and Leadership. She was recognized with the Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching for Adjunct Faculty at Webster Campuses worldwide. 

Dr. Silva has been recognized for her leadership and contributions. She served two years as the Chair of the Junior/Community College Student Personnel Association of Texas Board of Directors. She has also received recognition as La Prensa’s San Antonio Latina Women in Action, Outstanding Young Women in America, San Antonio Women’s Chamber Comet Award, and the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame. 


Ph.D. (Community College Leadership Program) | The University of Texas at Austin 

M.A. | The University of Texas at San Antonio 

B.A.  | Texas A&M – Corpus Christi 

A.A.  | San Antonio College 

Past Experience:

Vice Chancellor for Student Success | Alamo Colleges District 

Vice Chancellor for Student and Community Program Development | Alamo Colleges 

Professor/Adjunct Webster University Graduate Programs in Business, Management, HR 

Vice President of Student Services | Palo Alto College 

Professor/Counselor/Director Student Services | San Antonio College  

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