Catherine O'Brien

Assoc Vice Chancellor, College Readiness
Houston Community College

Dr. Catherine O’Brien is associate vice chancellor of college readiness at Houston Community College, overseeing P-16 Initiatives, Developmental Education and Student Success, Adult Education, ESOL, tutoring, and supplemental instruction programs. She has been in education for 33 years, starting out as a high school English teacher and then moving to K-12 leadership prior to transitioning to community college education. Having taught as an adjunct faculty throughout her career at community colleges and universities, her transition brought her to a full-time faculty position prior to moving into progressive leadership positions after her first semester as full-time faculty. Dr. O’Brien earned her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Cultural Studies from the University of Houston; her master’s degree in English Education from the State University of New York at Oneonta; and her bachelor’s degree in English from LeMoyne College.

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