TSTC Announces New Leadership for Williamson County campus

(HUTTO) – TSTC Vice Chancellor Jeff Kilgore announces the appointment of Edgar Padilla to serve as provost for the Texas State Technical College campus in Williamson County, effective immediately.

Padilla began his career in higher education nearly 10 years ago in student affairs and development. His tenure with TSTC began in 2012 with responsibilities for career services at the Waco campus. Today, he serves as TSTC’s statewide Senior Executive Director of Industry Relations and Talent Management which helps to place TSTC graduates in jobs across the state. Additionally, Padilla has led the analysis, design, and implementation of TSTC’s statewide career and professional development efforts, first outcomes and placement reporting models, and dedicated workforce analysis components. Previously, he served as TSTC’s director of career services at the Waco campus specializing in developing relationships with area industries and placing graduates.

Through statewide instructional and industry relations efforts in fiscal year 2015, TSTC has seen a 5.6% increase in job placement, 18% increase in registered employers and 16% increase in jobs posted for TSTC graduates in Jobstar, TSTC’s online job site.

“The provost serves as the senior campus executive in developing, implementing and maintaining strategies that grow TSTC’s student and donor markets, builds the TSTC brand regionally, improves the quality of the local campus and experience of its students, and works to unify the faculty and staff in making TSTC a great place to work,” said Kilgore. “Edgar’s devotion to the organizational mission, personal drive and focus on his work and teammates around him will be an asset in growing our TSTC campus in Williamson County,” added Kilgore.

“TSTC is the undisputed leader in higher education innovation in the state, and the value we provide to our graduates and Texas industry has never been stronger. I am humbled to lead the Williamson County campus in pursuit of TSTC’s strategic initiatives,” said Padilla. “Working with the community, industry, and the exceptional faculty and staff in Williamson County, I have no doubt we will accomplish our ambitious goal of growing TSTC across this great state and Placing More Texans.”

Padilla earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management with a minor in Information Systems from Schreiner University. He is a nationally certified Title IX Investigator and has served in leadership positions within community and professional associations including: Lacy-Lakeview Chamber of Commerce, Work in Waco Committee, Waco Collegiate Forum, Upjohn Waco Economic Development Team, National Association of Colleges & Employers and Christian Women’s Job Corps of Waco.