TSTC Provost Named to Hutto Area Chamber of Commerce

(HUTTO) – Edgar Padilla, provost of Texas State Technical College in Williamson County, was recently appointed a member of the Hutto Area Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors.

He was selected by Board Chairman Seth Simmons and will work with other board members in guiding policy direction, budgeting and other facets of the chamber made of more than 300 members.

“TSTC represents how much our Hutto values education and working together,” Simmons said. “By educating and preparing people to realize their potential, we are creating an appealing business environment in which families and businesses can thrive together for many years to come.”

Padilla said his appointment signified the college’s mission to contribute to the economic development of Texas.

“By working closely with the Hutto Area Chamber of Commerce, it’s my hope that our scope and mission will continue to grow in Williamson County resulting in enrollment growth for the campus and the attraction of more industry partners for our graduates,” he said. “We know working closely with community partners is an integral part of our success at TSTC, and our responsibility to our local communities extends beyond student outreach.”

Padilla has been provost since November 2015. Before moving into his current position he served as senior executive director for TSTC’s statewide Industry Relations and Talent Management and TSTC in Waco’s director of career services and coordinator of career services. He also worked with Campus Living hiring and training resident advisors, coordinating staff development initiatives and tracking student satisfaction, parent relations and residence life.

He also has had involvement in the Lacy-Lakeview Chamber of Commerce, the Waco Collegiate Forum, the Work in Waco Committee, the Greater Waco Education Alliance and the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Padilla has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management with a minor in Information Systems from Schreiner University in Kerrville.  He is currently working on a Master of Business Administration degree in Global Marketing and Entrepreneurship from St. Thomas University.

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