Collin College approved three new leadership appointments coming into the spring 2023 semester.
Dr. Bill King, Dr. Brenden Mesch and Dr. Sarah Lee have been appointed executive vice president, provost of the Technical Campus and Courtyard Center, and founding provost of the iCollin Virtual Campus, respectively.
After obtaining his doctorate, King served as the executive director of facilities and construction for Tyler Junior College. In 2016, he joined the Collin College staff as executive director of facilities and construction. Later, in 2019, he served as the provost of the Technical Campus until August of 2022, where he served as interim executive vice president until being officially appointed to the position this semester.
Mesch served as a campus president and dean of academic affairs of the Art Institute of San Antonio before starting his career in education as a Collin College adjunct faculty member more than 20 years ago. He served as the dean of academic affairs and workforce from 2020 until August 2022 when he began working as interim Technical Campus provost before being officially appointed to the position.
Lee began her academic career at Abilene Christian University’s Dallas Campus where she served as an assistant dean for undergraduate programs and assistant provost for academic initiatives and innovation. She has served as the executive dean of iCollin Virtual Campus since September 2020 before becoming the founding provost of the campus. She will also be overseeing Collin Weekend College in this role.
Collin College is the only public college in Collin County. The college offers over 100 degrees across 12 campuses, with two campuses in Plano: The Courtyard Center and the Plano Campus. The Courtyard Center houses the Collin Small Business Development Center, the Center for Workforce and Economic Development, Collin’s Seniors Active in Learning program and the Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department. The Plano Campus is home to the John Anthony Theatre, Cougar Basketball and Tennis, an Honors Institute, a Veterans Resource Center, and CASMNS: The Center for Science, Math, and Natural Sciences.