Released: July 8, 2022
Santa Fe Community College has selected Barry Hubbard, Ph.D., as the new Dean of the School of Trades, Advanced Technologies, and Sustainability and the School of Business, Professional Studies and Education. Hubbard and other candidates participated in an online forum in May. He will begin working at the college July 11.
SFCC President Becky Rowley, Ph.D., said, “We’re excited to welcome Dr. Barry Hubbard. He’s eager to work with community partners to help promote and develop our programs to provide a pipeline into the workforce. He has a strong track record of listening to and working with community partners. He also has had success in helping secure research grants.”
Margaret Peters, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, said, “Dr. Barry Hubbard brings strong academic leadership skills to the college. He also has an extensive background as an instructor both in the classroom and in online distance learning. He’s proven his commitment to student success in his previous roles. He’s a welcome addition to the college.”
Hubbard is eager to join the SFCC team. Hubbard said, “When I discovered the job posting, I was immediately drawn to the position for several reasons. I saw significant alignment with my previous experience as a community college instructor, department chair, and administrator in degree programs designed to prepare students for careers post-graduation. It was also important to me to be a part of an institution that was purposeful and strategic in its approach to academic excellence, student success, and community partnerships. SFCC has a strong, established history in all of these areas.”
He added, “Through the interview process, it was apparent the faculty, staff, and governing board of SFCC authentically exemplified and embodied its mission of empowering students and strengthening community. Additionally, New Mexico’s innovative approach and commitment to increasing access to higher education for all its residents by removing financial barriers through free tuition is a significant game changer. To be a part of such an initiative will be thrilling. Lastly, working with diverse populations has always been an important part of my professional work, so I wanted to be a part of a community that celebrates individuality and champions inclusion. I’m happy to be in Santa Fe with its rich historical and cultural diversity. I am excited to join the SFCC team.”
Hubbard most recently served as the Dean of Associate in Science Degree Programs at Hillsborough Community College, Dale Mabry Campus, in Tampa, Florida, where he was responsible for the academic operations and administration of more than 60 associate degrees and college credit certificates in accounting, architecture/building construction, business administration, computer information technology, dietetics, electrical engineering, entrepreneurship, and hospitality/culinary management. He served as a dean for four years and worked at the college for 15 years.
Prior to becoming dean, Hubbard was a faculty member and department chair for computer science. While faculty, he served on many college committees and task forces. Hubbard was also involved with the faculty union, serving on its council and as president.
In his capacity as dean, he was on the administration bargaining teams for both the adjunct and full-time faculty contract negotiations. Additionally, he has worked in various student affairs and administrative roles at Saint Leo University and in the College of Education at the University of South Florida. Hubbard holds a B.A. in Music from Roanoke College, an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, and Ph.D. in Instructional Technology both from the University of South Florida. He also completed a post-graduate diploma in Project Management from the University of Westminster’s Business School in London, UK.
Hubbard said, “I love to travel. I have been to New Mexico and I look forward to exploring it further. I have alwaays loved art, music and culture, so I know I’ll enjoy all that Santa Fe has to offer.”
For more than 35 years, Santa Fe Community College has been the gateway to success for individuals and the community by providing affordable, high quality educational programs that serve the social, cultural, technological, and economic needs of a diverse community. SFCC is a designated Best for Vets and Military Friendly school. The college serves more than 12,000 students per year in its credit, noncredit and adult programs. For further information, visit sfcc.edu or call 505-428-1000. Follow us: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn.