Associate Chief of Workforce/Sr. Director of Corporate Partnerships, Tim Samuels

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Tim Samuels has worked in Higher Education for 17-plus years as an Executive Dean of Academic
programs, including several recent years providing leadership of college Career and technical programs. Currently, Samuels is functioning in the role of Associate Chief of Workforce/Sr. Director of Corporate Partnerships of the Ascend Institute at Dallas College. Samuels has earned four college degrees, which include a Master’s degree in Science from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and a Master’s Degree in Education from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Samuels has gone on to complete doctoral studies from Walden University, and along the way has picked up business and industry certifications in project management and in change management, with the latter focusing on the “people side of change”. Despite his lengthy career thus far in higher education, Samuels has other unique work experiences, which include owning and operating two different, and successful businesses; nine years working in the mental health arena as a clinical diagnostician; three years as a Chief Operations Officer for a moderate size health care practice; three years as a General Manager/General Sales Manager of a DFW metropolitan radio station; and to this day, Samuels enjoys “moonlighting” as a radio broadcaster of high school and college games, of any
sport you can imagine. Samuels, the father of four wonderful young adults, has a passion for life…a passion for work…a passion for meeting the needs of business/industry…and a passion for spending any time he can with his wife and family. In closing, Samuels is always striving to become the best leader of people he can possibly be, and lives by the words of John Quincy Adams, & If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
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