WACO, TX — Texas State Technical College (TSTC) has named Edgar Padilla as its new provost of the Waco campus.
Padilla has held various leadership roles with TSTC, according to the school.
From 2012 to 2015, he led TSTC's Career Services initiatives at the Waco campus.
He transitioned to provost of the East Williamson County campus in 2015. In 2019, he helmed TSTC's Strategic Partnerships division as senior vice president.
Padilla's career in higher education spans 14 years with several institutions. He has held positions of leadership in areas including industry relations, career services, student services and housing, workforce training, dual enrollment and campus administration.
TSTC Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer of Student Learning Jeff Kilgore noted that Padilla's leadership and experience make him the ideal candidate for this role.
"We are excited to welcome Edgar as the new Waco provost," Kilgore said. "He understands our mission and has served as Provost of our East Williamson County campus well over 5 years. He is capable, knowledgeable and, more importantly, passionate about the success of our students."
Padilla's community work includes service as a publicly elected school board member, service on various boards and commissions, and service with youth and faith organizations over the last decade.
"I feel exceptionally proud, humbled and privileged to lead TSTC's flagship campus, and I'm excited about the great work ahead of us in 2021 and beyond," Padilla said. "TSTC's mission and commitment to serving industry and the economy by placing more Texans in great-paying jobs has never been stronger, and the innovation happening here promises to build the newest generation of highly trained technical workers for Waco and the entire state. The future is bright."