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El Centro Advising Update

El Centro College Advising

The mission of El Centro College is changing lives through higher education. El Centro College provides opportunities responsive to the academic, workforce, and personal needs of our diverse community.


El Centro aspires to be the college of choice for students, employers, the community, and a leader in higher education.

Core Values

Excellence, Integrity, Innovation, Inclusiveness, Stewardship.


I. Student Success

II. Employee Development

III. Community Impact

IV. Workforce Development

V. Institutional Effectiveness

VI. Leader College

Hello Advisors!

Welcome to our newsletter. Our goal is to share important updates and information with the advising team. You will receive a copy of this newsletter on the first and third Friday of each month. Feel free to submit any updates you wish to share to

Director's Corner

Registration is in full swing! In our profession we hold many conversations on a day-to-day basis guiding and assisting students with understanding and reaching their educational goals or conversing with colleagues to ensure we are updated and following processes, procedures, and best practices. Please, be sure to take her yourself by remaining hydrated. – Sharon James

"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." --Henry Ford

Transfer Liaison

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Garry Johnson

Hometown/town you consider home: Kansas City, Missouri

What college/university did you attend? Howard University and Dallas Theological Seminary.

What subject is your degree in? Howard University: African Diaspora History and Political Science (BA); Dallas Theological Seminary: Systematic Theology (Th.M).

Favorite thing about working at El Centro? The diversity of the student body and the individualized professional development for staff and faculty.

Most rewarding part of your position? Having the privilege to serve the citizens of Dallas and surrounding counties with pursuing their educational goals and academic accomplishments.

What are you most excited to do this fall? Coaching 4th grade boys Basketball for the YMCA of Richardson.

What is your favorite movie? The Terminator.

Favorite thing about Dallas? The diversity.

Favorite food or restaurant? Pot Roast, Cabbage, Corn bread, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Mustard Greens, Chocolate cake and a Coke.


Troy Wallace

Hometown/town you consider home: My home town is Dallas TX.

What college/university did you attend? The name of the college that I am attending is called El Centro College.

What subject is your degree in/are you working towards? I am working towards a Business Administration.

Favorite thing about working at El Centro? I love helping students, I am very comfortable, and love working with my co-workers, and I love working with my Supervisor Mrs. James.

Most rewarding part of your position? The most rewarding part is just being in this amazing, and professional environment.

What are you most excited to do this fall? I am ready for the cold weather.

What is your favorite movie? My favorite movie is Transporter

Favorite thing about Dallas? I love that Dallas is a big city and, it has many people and places.

Favorite food or restaurant? Super Salad


December Birthdays

December 13th: Lucy Torres

December 14th: Larry Macklin

December 19th: Christina Tice

December 27th: Itzayana Torres

TBD Advising & First Year Holiday Party

Friday, Dec. 23rd, 8am

Advising Breakroom

Stay tuned for information on planned holiday festivities!


Thanks to all who came to and made the team bowling event a success!