BiographyMillicent Valek is president of Brazosport College and has served in this role since 1996. A native Texan, Millicent holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s degree from Texas State University. She earned her Ph.D. through the Community College Leadership Program at the University of Texas at Austin where she received the Distinguished Graduate Award from the College of Education.

During her tenure as president, Brazosport College has been named a leader College in the Achieving the Dream student success initiative, has garnered the support of the community for three major facility expansions, and gained legislative authority to offer one of the first baccalaureate degrees at a Texas community college. Her professional interests in workforce and economic development have supported the development of strong and sustainable partnerships with the petrochemical, nuclear, and health care industries represented along the Gulf Coast. The strength of labor market outcomes for Brazosport College graduates was noted by the Aspen Institute when they named the college as one of the top ten community colleges in the nation in 2013 and again in 2015.