Iris Freemon

2021-22 Aspen Rising Presidents Fellow
Dr. Iris A. Freemon is a passionately committed leader with more than 20 years of higher education experience, encompassing various roles devoted to student and community success, leadership, academics, and diversity. Dr. Freemon joined Dallas College’s executive team in 2017 as the chancellor's chief of staff. She served in an active behind-the-scenes, yet highly strategic facilitative role. In her current role as associate vice chancellor of advancement and development, Iris serves as a trusted member of the executive team who continues to successfully lead multiple high-level projects and fosters strategic partnerships to expand Dallas College’s integrated higher education network.

With an extensive background in leadership, strategic planning, advancement & development, and workforce development, her experience spans across Dallas College. As a community college leader, she authentically uses a lens of equity to design, deliver, and evaluate all aspects of the Dallas College structure to fulfill its mission externally and internally.

Dr. Freemon has had the successful pleasure of working with public agencies, community and faith-based organizations, and various businesses and industries all for the sake of creating student and community success. On multiple initiatives, she has successfully led cross-functional and cross-industry teams to develop and implement comprehensive solutions to barriers to success.

Dr. Freemon is a native Missourian, born in Kansas City, who now resides in DeSoto, Texas, with her husband, William. They enjoy movies, family adventures, traveling, and spending time with their wonderful son and daughter, Will and Dara.