Shawnda Navarro Floyd

2021-22 Aspen Rising Presidents Fellow
Dr. Shawnda Navarro Floyd is the provost for Dallas College. She is a collaborative and innovative leader with more than 17 years of experience in higher education. Shawnda most recently served as executive vice president for academic affairs and student success for North Lake College, where she worked with faculty, administrators, and professional support staff to assist students in completing their educational goals. She focuses on fostering a positive student experience, promoting teaching excellence, championing innovation across the college, and developing strong internal and external partnerships.

Previously, Dr. Floyd spent 11 years at Brookdale Community College Lincroft, N.J. At Brookdale, Shawnda served in varying faculty roles from adjunct instructor english to the rank of associate professor of English, ending her tenure there in the role of department chair. Shawnda enjoyed the public and private practice of law before transitioning to higher education. Her law practice included service as a deputy attorney general for the State of New Jersey.

Dr. Navarro Floyd holds an Ed.D. in higher education with a community college emphasis from Rowan University and a J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law.