President, St. Phillip's College
Adena Loston is the 14th president of St. Philip’s College, our nation’s only Historically Black College and Hispanic-Serving Institution; she began her appointment in March 2007. Previously she served as the director of education and special assistant for Suborbital and Special Orbital Projects Directorate for the Goddard Space Flight Center, Wallops Flight Facility and chief education officer for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration at its Headquarters in Washington, DC. She has served as president of San Jacinto College South, executive dean/provost in the El Paso Community College District, dean of vocational education, budgets and facilities, and dean of professional programs at Santa Monica College, and has also served in other administrative educational capacities for the past 39 years. Loston is the product of a historically black college, Alcorn State University, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1973. She received her master’s and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Bowling Green State University in 1974 and 1979, respectively.