Educational Background
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration. Concentration in Community College Leadership from the University of Texas at Austin
  • Education Specialist, Master of Education, and Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida
  • Associate of Arts from Miami Dade College


Dr. Rios Husain serves as Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Gaston College since January, 2008.

Prior to that time, she served as:
  • Dean of Partnership Centers —Broward College, Pines, Weston & Miramar Centers, FL
  • Vice President of Student Affairs (Interim) —Broward College District Offices, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Director of Enrollment/Evening Administrator —Broward College Central Campus, FL
  • Counselor —St. Johns River Community College, Orange Park, FL

Community and Professional Services
  • United Way of Gaston County — Current Board Member
  • Gaston Together — Current Council Member
  • Academy of Process Educators — Member
  • North Carolina Student Development Administrators Association— Secretary
  • American Association for Women in Community Colleges — Member
  • Miramar Pembroke Pines Chamber of Commerce: Chair-elect of the Board of Directors, 2007; Business Development Committee — Past-chair
  • Hispanic Unity of Florida: Member of the Board of Directors— Chair-elect 2006; Program Committee; Finance Committee; Hispanic Fest, 2005 Chair.
  • Mujeres Latinas Impulsando Mujeres Latinas — Past-member
  • Miramar Human Resources Consortium — Past-member
  • City of Miramar Education Advisory Board — Past-member Honors and Recognitions
  • 2006, Miramar Pembroke Pines Chamber of Commerce Pinnacle Award Recipient
  • 2006 & 1999, NISOD National Award Recipient
  • 2005, Selected by the Mayor and appointed by the City Commission to the City of Miramar Education Advisory Board
  • 2004, City of Pembroke Pines All America City Award Delegate
  • 2003, Chosen as one of twenty Hispanic women, nationwide, to be part of the National Hispana Leadership Institute
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