Julie Penley

2020-21 Aspen Rising Presidents Fellow
Dr. Julie Penley serves as the vice president of research, accreditation, and planning at El Paso Community College in Texas. In that role, she oversees the offices of institutional accreditation, institutional effectiveness, institutional planning, institutional research, quality enhancement plan, and student learning outcomes. She is also the institutional liaison for EPCC’s regional accreditor, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Dr. Penley came to EPCC in 2002 and has since served in various roles at the college, including professor of psychology, dean of instructional programs, and campus dean of the Mission del Paso Campus; associate vice president of instruction and student success; and her current role as vice president of research, accreditation, and planning. She has also served on numerous local, state, and national boards and committees dedicated to higher education. She currently serves on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Undergraduate Education Advisory Committee and the Texas Women in Higher Education board of directors.

She holds a master’s degree and doctoral degree in experimental psychology from the University of Texas at El Paso, as well as a master’s in higher education administration from New Mexico State University.