Apr 25, 2014
Juan Maldonado, LCC College President
LCC - Update
On September 1, 2007, Juan L. Maldonado, Ph.D. became Laredo Community College’s sixth
president .A native of Laredo, Maldonado has been associated with LCC since January of 1996,
when he was hired to fill the newly created position of Vice-President for Human Resources and
Student Development. In 1998, he was named to another executive-level position, the post of
vice president for instruction and student development, which he held through 2006 when he was
then promoted to the position of executive vice president. Prior to joining LCC, Maldonado
was affiliated for 21 years with Tarrant County Junior College in Fort Worth, where he acquired
extensive experience in both the academic and vocational areas of instruction. He joined TCJC in
1975 as a counselor and instructor of psychology. He also served as coordinator of the Behavioral
Sciences Department, associate professor of psychology, counselor/professor of psychology,
counselor/special services coordinator and chairperson of the Business and Sciences Division. A
1967 graduate of Martin High School, Maldonado attended Texas A&M University-College
Station before transferring to the University of North Texas in Denton, where he received a
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences with a major in sociology and a minor in psychology, and a
Master of Education in counseling with a minor in sociology. Maldonado obtained a Ph.D. in
child development with a minor in sociology from Texas Woman’s University in Denton. During
Maldonado’s presidency, Laredo Community College has emerged as a leader in education
and economic development in Laredo and the South Texas region, with a strong focus on team
management and leadership. Future plans include continued restoration of the college’s historical
buildings, the creation of a facilities master plan for both campuses, and an expansion of
educational programs to meet the growing needs of a diverse community.