Navarro College President To Speak At Cinco de Mayo Luncheon

April 26, 2001

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Baylor University's department of educational administration will honor the contributions of Mexican-American educators and community leaders to our area, state and nation at its annual Cinco de Mayo luncheon on Friday, May 4.

The luncheon, which will be from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on the fifth floor of the Cashion Academic Center, will feature Dr. Richard Sanchez, president of Navarro College in Corsicana.

The cost of the buffet luncheon is $10, and reservations can be made by calling 710-3117 by noon on Tuesday, May 1.

Sanchez began his tenure as Navarro's president on March 1. Previously, he was president and acting chancellor at Grossmont College in El Cajon, Calif., from 1990-1998; vice president of instruction and acting president at College of the Sequoias in Visalia, Calif., from 1984-1990; and assistant dean of instruction and acting president at Santa Barbara College in Santa Barbara, Calif., from 1977 to 1984. He also served as an assistant professor of education and associate dean of the School of Human Development and Education at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Calif., from 1972 to 1977.

A 1964 graduate of Northern Arizona University, Sanchez earned his master's degree in educational administration from California Polytechnic in 1971 and his doctorate in educational leadership from Western Michigan University in 1972. His doctoral dissertation focused on "Verbal Interaction Patterns, Students Opinions and Teacher Perceptions in Classrooms With Mexican-American Student Enrollment." Sanchez also taught in elementary and secondary public schools in Arizona and California as he pursued his advanced degrees.

For more information, contact Dr. James L. Williamson, chair of the educational administration department, at 710-6109.

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