Regina Garza Mitchell

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Regina Garza Mitchell (on sabbatical Spring 2022)
Professor of Educational Leadership in Higher Education
(269) 387-3540
3571 Sangren Hall, Mail Stop 5283
Mailing address: 
Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5283 USA
  • Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Central Michigan University, 2008
  • M.A., Educational Administration, Central Michigan University, 2004
  • B.S., Information Technology, Central Michigan University, 2001
  • A.S., Computer Science, Mid Michigan Community College, 2008

Regina Garza Mitchell is an associate professor of higher education leadership in the Department of Educational Leadership, Research, and Technology at Western Michigan University. She earned her Ed.D. in higher education leadership at Central Michigan University, where she earned her M.A. and B.S. degrees; she also earned an A.S. degree from Mid Michigan Community College. Prior to joining WMU, Garza Mitchell was associate vice president for student learning at Texas State Technical College Harlingen and adjunct faculty member at Texas Tech University. She has worked in higher education for over 15 years in the areas of educational leadership, student learning, online learning, distance education, and faculty development.

Her research interests include online education, leadership, and faculty work, predominantly in a community college setting. Her work has been published in Community College Review, Community College Journal of Research and Practice, Innovative Higher Education, and New Directions for Community Colleges, among others. She is a board member of the Council for the Study of Community Colleges.