Dr. Victoria Marron (she/her/ella) has over 18 years of experience in the K–12, nonprofit, criminal justice, and higher education fields. In her current role as the associate vice president of retention and transition services and chief equity officer she has worked closely with her teams to scale efforts and bring new resources to students. She has supervised over $10 million in grants and has been instrumental in garnering additional funding and support for the college over the years. Dr. Marron is a strong leader who unapologetically supports student success at all levels. Through her leadership, she has created an equity-focused and evidence-based culture.
Additionally, she has helped design and construct innovative studio learning classrooms and student support service areas and has implemented several data and research projects to help evaluate the success and sustainability of programs. She has gone above and beyond to make systemic changes at the college that will help serve many students and faculty in the future.
She currently serves on the Communities in Schools of Baytown Board of Directors, the Lee College Foundation Board, Community Resource Credit Union Board, and several other student success and equity initiatives.
Dr. Marron has served various roles: high school teacher, case worker, juvenile probation officer, grant director, executive director, adjunct, and doctoral professor. She maintains an equity-minded student-centered approach to her work in all these roles and leading into her current position.
Ed.D. (Ethical Leadership with a Social Justice concentration) | University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX
M.A. (Counseling) | Liberty University
B.S. (Sociology with a minor in Criminology) | University of Houston-Clear Lake
HSI STEM Grant Director and Puente Project Coordinator | Lee College
Executive Director of HSI Initiatives | Lee College
How has education changed your life/your family?
As a first-generation college student, navigating higher education with an infant daughter was a difficult journey. Raised by an incredibly hard-working grandmother with a middle school education, I often heard, “to live a better life Victoria, you have to get your education.” I have made it my life goal to serve marginalized student populations and their families because I have first–hand lived experience of the many barriers they encounter. This journey impacted not only me, but also my family. I am now the proud mother of two college graduates and frequently share my life journey to help other young individuals and their families.