Dr. Rebecca Goosen is a developmental educator who has worked with university and community college students in Michigan and Texas for the last 20 years. Presently, she serves as the Associate Vice Chancellor for College Preparatory at San Jacinto College in Houston, Texas. At San Jacinto College she provides administrative support systems that assist faculty and students in maximizing learning, development and success. She advocates for programs both locally and at the state level and works to provide a holistic approach to student success at the college. The College Prep program was recently awarded the John Champaign Memorial Award for Outstanding Developmental Education Program in 2016.
Dr. Goosen has achieved Senior Fellow status in the American Leadership Forum. Being a servant leader, Dr. Goosen served as President for the National Association for Developmental Education and was recognized in 2015 as a Council of Learning Assistance and Developmental Education Associations (CLADEA) Fellow. Her passion is to build programs that serve underprepared students to become successful at all levels of their lives and to empower faculty, staff, and administration with the knowledge that they can contribute to establishing that learning environment for success.