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Michelle Cantú-Wilson

Michelle Cantú-Wilson
Current Position
Vice President of Education and Workforce, Outreach Strategists
Board Term
September 2023 - September 2027
Board Category
General Public Representative
Ph.D. University of Houston-Clear Lake - Education, Educational Leadership, and Higher Education
M.Ed. University of Houston - Educational Leadership
B.A. University of Houston - English

Michelle Cantú-Wilson is the Vice President of Education and Workforce at Outreach Strategists. She is a member of the board of trustees at San Jacinto College, and she also serves on the board of Pasadena Health Center, a growing medical care provider in Southeast Houston. Previously, Dr. Cantú-Wilson served as the Director of Teaching and Learning Initiatives and Special Projects and as a developmental education faculty member at San Jacinto College.

Dr. Cantú-Wilson is the past president of the Gulf Coast Region Chapter for the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education and served as the membership chair for the Houston Chapter of the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas. She hosts EdUp Emergence, a higher education podcast focused on rising leaders in academia, and she is a regular guest host of the EdUp Experience podcast, a global higher education endeavor hosted by Dr. Joe Sallustio. 

Dr. Cantu-Wilson’s prior career as a K-12 campus administrator and teacher have served her well. She was a junior high assistant principal and a junior high English teacher in Pasadena ISD. Michelle holds a Doctor of Education degree in Higher Education Leadership from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, a Master’s in Education Administration and Supervision from the University of Houston, a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Houston, and an Associate of Arts from Ranger College in north Texas. She was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas and was the first in her family to attend college.