College Administration

 

Dr. Kerry Mix

Executive Vice President / Provost
E: kmix@lit.edu
P: (409) 880-2148

Kerry Keith Mix, Executive Vice President and Provost at Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT), is a proud graduate of a Texas community college and was grateful for the opportunity to teach in the program from which he graduated. He has nearly two decades of higher education experience; including community college, state college, and university experience.

Dr. Mix has leadership experience in student services, workforce development, and academic affairs. He has held positions as an electronic servicing faculty member; ambassador coordinator; dean of enrollment services; dean of business and technology; and vice chancellor for academics and provost. Prior to joining LIT, he served an institution in a state system similar to the Texas State University System.

In addition, he was selected to be a research assistant for the prestigious Center for Community College Student Engagement, as well as a Liaison for the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. Dr. Mix has earned an A.A.S., B.A.A.S., and M.Ed. in his educational journey. His Ph.D. is from The University of Texas at Austin’s Community College Leadership Program.

Rudy Gonzales

Vice President of Finance and Operations
E: rvgonzales@lit.edu
P: (409) 880-7633

Rudy Gonzales, Vice President of Finance and Operations with Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT) has worked in higher education as Vice Chancellor and Vice President of Finance and Administration for over 20 years, possessing significant experience in environments of rapid growth.

He has far-reaching knowledge in senior financial and management operations, with extensive leadership proficiency in accounting, strategic planning, budgeting, regulatory compliance, investments, risk management, along with experience in construction planning, human resources, payroll, banking relations, contracts and mergers.

He has gladly served as President of the Southern Association of Colleges and Universities Business Officer as well as past Board member of the National Association of Colleges and Universities Business Officer.

Gonzales earned a B.B.A. in accounting from Texas A&M University-Kingsville and a MBA in Business Administration from Sul Ross State University.

Dr. Angela J. Hill

Associate Vice President for Student and Academic Success
E: ajhill@lit.edu
P: (409) 880-8188

Angela Hill, Associate Vice President for Student and Academic Success has been with Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT) since 2009. She has nearly two decades of K-12 and higher education expertise. Prior to joining LIT, she taught business education to at-risk high school students.

Dr. Hill has leadership experience in student services, academic affairs, online learning, and faculty and staff development. She has held positions such as Computer Information Systems Instructor, Executive Director for Teaching and Learning Center, Faculty Liaison and Dean of Student Success.

In addition, she has earned two bachelor degrees from Lamar University: B.B.A., Management Information Systems and a B.B.A., Finance in 2001. Additionally, she holds a MS in Educational Administration from Prairie View A&M University and a PhD in Educational Leadership from Hampton University.

Dr. Miranda Phillips

Associate Vice President for Strategic and Workforce Initiatives
E: mphillips1@lit.edu
P: (409) 839-2014

Miranda Phillips, Associate Vice President for Strategic and Workforce Initiatives has worked in education for 20 years; as a teacher, a school counselor, Director of Counseling and then as Director of Career and Technical Education for Beaumont ISD. She began her career at LIT as a Dean of Student and Academic success and is now the Associate Vice President of Strategic and Workforce Initiatives.

Dr. Phillips is actively involved in several community organizations that promote synergy between education and business/industry to meet local workforce needs. She is an active member Leadership Southeast Texas and serves on the Advisory Council. She is also Division Chair of the Chamber of Commerce’s Advancing Education and Workforce Readiness division, as well as a Board Member for Green Dot Charter Schools.

In addition, she has earned a bachelor of science degree from Texas A&M University in Psychology. She holds a M. Ed. in Counseling and Development from Lamar University and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Northcentral University.