Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Irving Weekly Title

Local News

Dallas College Appoints New Presidents for Brookhaven and Mountain View Campuses

Dallas College has appointed two highly accomplished education leaders as the newest presidents of its Brookhaven and Mountain View campuses.

Dr. Macario Hernandez

Dr. Macario Hernandez, with 25 years of experience in education administration, will lead the Mountain View Campus in southwestern Dallas County. Dr. Madeline Burillo-Hopkins will head the Brookhaven Campus in Farmers Branch. Both appointments were made by Dr. Justin Lonon, the chancellor of Dallas College.

Dr. Hernandez, who grew up in Oak Cliff, has a long-standing relationship with Dallas College, having earned an associate degree there in 1996 and being honored with a Distinguished Alumni Award in 2019. He previously served as a principal within Dallas ISD for 23 years, including at Trinidad “Trini” Garza Early College High School on the Mountain View Campus. Under his leadership, the school received significant accolades, including the National Title I Distinguished School recognition in 2018 and a National Blue Ribbon Award in 2021. Dr. Hernandez holds degrees from the University of North Texas, Texas Woman’s University, and the University of Texas at Austin. He most recently served as chief of staff at the University of North Texas at Dallas.

“Given his background, connection to the community and affinity for Mountain View, I am excited for the future and look forward to supporting Dr. Hernandez in his new role,” said Dr. Lonon.

Dr. Madeline Burillo-Hopkins

Dr. Burillo-Hopkins joins Dallas College from Houston Community College, where she was the vice chancellor for workforce instruction. She played a crucial role in securing federal and state workforce grants and developing workforce partnerships. Dr. Burillo-Hopkins has been recognized with several awards, including the Hispanic Women in Leadership Award in 2021 and the Chancellor’s Medallion for Outstanding Service in 2023 from Houston Community College. She holds degrees from Sam Houston State, the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Puerto Rico, with a doctorate in education from Sam Houston State.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Burillo-Hopkins join Dallas College. Her extensive experience working with community colleges will undoubtedly serve us well as we navigate the evolving landscape of higher education in Texas and beyond,” Dr. Lonon said.

Chancellor Lonon expressed his confidence in both new presidents, highlighting their extensive experience and strong connections to their respective communities.

You May Also Like