Vice President College Advancement and Executive Director Lee College Foundation

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Dr. Angela Oriano

As Vice President of College Advancement at Lee College and Executive Director of the Lee College Foundation, Dr. Angela Oriano is dedicated to establishing long-term community relationships, fostering educational opportunities, enriching the college's image, and building financial resources to support students and programs.

With an extensive background in organizational success and process improvement, Dr. Oriano strives to accomplish Lee College's mission through purposeful leadership, strategic partnerships and fostering philanthropy of alumni, friends, corporations, faculty, and staff.

Previously she served as Vice President of Workforce and Community Development at Lee College.

Additionally, Dr. Oriano was the project manager for the Houston Gulf Coast regional STEM Degree Accelerator team. Before joining the STEM Degree Accelerator team, Dr. Oriano was the founding Executive Director for the Texas Success Center (TSC), an affiliate program sponsored by the Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC).

Prior to launching the TSC, she served as the Associate Director for College Relations at the Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE), an initiative of the Community College Leadership Program at The University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Oriano also functioned as Director of Developmental Education at Southeastern Community College in West Burlington, Iowa.

Throughout her education career, Dr. Oriano has held various critical roles, including grant writer, keynote presenter, author, lecturer, and facilitator.

She was a member of the American Association of Community College's 21st Century Implementation Team One and is currently the board president of the Manengouba Foundation, an organization devoted to improving students' outcomes in the Nkongsamba region of Cameroon, Africa.

Dr. Oriano has a Bachelor of Arts degree in finance from Simmons College in Boston, Mass.; a Master of Business Administration from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa; and a Ph.D. in higher education – community college leadership from the University of Texas at Austin.