Xeturah Woodley has been named Vice President of Instruction at the Community College of Aurora after more than a one-year search, school president Dr. Linda S. Bowman announced Wednesday.
Woodley will take over the position beginning April 2.
Woodley’s new role encompasses responsibility for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of instructional services offered by CCA, including degree and certificate programs.
She comes to the school from Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque, where she has been a dynamic leader in numerous roles for nearly seven years. Woodley now serves concurrently as the institution’s Associate VP for Academic Affairs (July 2009-present) and Dean of Communication, Humanities and Social Sciences (July 2011-present).
“We are excited to have Xeturah join the CCA family,” Bowman said. “We know she will bring passionate and innovative leadership to our college.”
Woodley becomes one of three executives at the VP level at CCA under Bowman’s direction, joining Betsy Oudenhoven, who oversees student services and enrollment management, and Richard Maestas, head of administrative services.
Carla Malmquist will remain as interim VP of Instruction during the transition period.
Woodley previously held titles at CNMCC as Interim Library Director; Executive Director of Academic Affairs; Distance Learning Director; Interim Associate Dean of the School of Communication, Humanities and Social Sciences; and instructor.
Woodley began her teaching career from 1995-2001 at her alma mater, Metro State, where she earned her B.A. in Psychology and African-American Studies (1992). She earned a master’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of Colorado-Denver (1995) and is in the final stages of completing her doctorate in Philosophy at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, N.M.