Dr. Gregory W. Dlabach will join the Navarro College administrative staff at the main campus in Corsicana as the new vice president for academic affairs. He comes to Navarro from Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, Ill. Dlabach will be assuming some responsibilities of longtime college administrator Dr. Lary Reed, and will report directly to Navarro College president, Dr. Richard M. Sanchez.

“I have been familiar with Navarro College for many years,” Dlabach said. “Having played football for Northeastern Oklahoma, Navarro College was always a well-known competitor in the sport.”

Dlabach brings to Navarro over six years of experience in supervisory positions that he held while serving his tenure at Waubonsee Community College — from associate dean, to dean of instruction, to assistant vice president of instruction. He also has 10 years experience as an instructor of mathematics and science and was employed as a faculty member of universities located in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.

“Navarro College has everything a successful college needs to grow and progress,” Dlabach said. “Three things I look for — people, facilities, and programs. Navarro College is strong in all three of these areas.”

Dlabach holds a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; a Master of Arts degree in mathematics from Missouri State University, Springfield; and a Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater.

Coming from a solid background in higher education, Dlabach has served on numerous educational boards and committees, such as the Fox Valley Education to Employment System (VALEES) Coordinating Council Board of Control. He has played many leadership roles while employed with institutions of higher education, like regional reaccreditations, scholarship committees, and referendums, to name a few. Dlabach has also contributed to the success of many civic and fund-raising community events like Special Olympics, Camp Fire USA, and chairing United Way fund drives.

“The college provides a very dynamic opportunity for students of all ages to receive an education. I look forward to working with my new family at Navarro College,” Dlabach said. “I have no doubt the opportunities are endless.”

Dlabach will move to Mildred with his wife, Kathryn, and his two daughters Audrey, 9, and Ellise, 2.

“Navarro College is very pleased with the appointment of Dr. Gregory Dlabach,” said Dr. Richard Sanchez, Navarro College president. “Dr. Dlabach brings a great deal of experience to the position of vice president of academic affairs, and we look forward to his role as the instructional leader at the College. During my visit to his campus, I received excellent comments from his colleagues and contemporaries. We are delighted that Dr. Dlabach accepted our offer of employment, and we look forward to his presence on campus.”

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