Rey Rivera, Ed.D.
At EMCC Dr. Rivera works collaboratively with and supports faculty and staff in numerous college initiatives that include: organizing the college for the next accreditation visit, cochairing the developmental education committee dedicated to researching and implementing best practices in developmental education, reorganizing the Learning Division to create sustainable academic and occupational programming, developing and implementing a collegewide shared governance model, and creating strategic and entrepreneurial partnerships to meet the needs of the local community. Prior to his role as VPL, Dr. Rivera taught mathematics at EMCC for over 15 years. He strived to validate students’ educational or career goals by creating positive learning environments in the classroom and through experiential learning opportunities outside the classroom.
Dr. Rivera completed his bachelor of science degree in mathematics at The University of Texas at Austin, master of science degree in mathematics at Purdue University, and doctoral degree in higher and post-secondary education at Arizona State University.