Dr. VanDible Stallworth is a community advocate with profound experience in higher education. She is a former HCC adjunct professor with over 35 years of experience in 4-year, technical, online, and international higher education. As an elected official, non-profit director, retired professor, and Rice University volunteer, Pretta has a unique perspective on community engagement and community college opportunity.


  • Rice University

    Rice University – Engineering Alumni Board and Association of Rice University Black Alumni 

  • TED Talk Speaker Organizer – Promoting TEDxSunnyside, HCC District 9, and regional ideas for global TED Talk Speaker events. “TED: Ideas Worth Spreading” are international talks for Technical, Entertainment and Design. 

  • 2018-2023

    National, State, Regional
    Association of Community College Trustees Board – Director-at-Large
    Governance-Bylaws and Audit Committees
    Community College Association of Texas Trustees – Legislative Committee,  

  • Board Member

    Commission on Community College Finance
    Association of Governing Boards – Member
    Board Vice Chair – 2018
    Chair – Governance, Audit, Academic and Student Affairs 


    2018-2023 HCC District 9 TRUSTEE TENURE
    2023 President’s Volunteer Service Award
    2018 9th Congressional District Recognition Living Legend Honoree
    2022 Global Humanitarian Award by Biggest Boss
    Authored the Tuition-free and half-Tuition classes for Seniors 55+
    Championed the inclusion of HB3554 “No Trafficking Zone” into HCC policy
    Job Fair – 1000+ persons employed with Daikin Corporation
    Adjunct Professor – 36 years, 8 disciplines for traditional, blended, online, international platforms
    COVID-19 Pandemic distribution of 300,000 reusable cloth masks to regional residents
    COVID-19 Pandemic food lines distribution volunteer and delivery to 70 homebound Seniors
    COVID-19 Pandemic live Car Concerts in South Campus Parking Lot
    Distributed 2000+ passes to Childrens Museum for District 9 families
    Distributed 1200 WIFI Hot Spots and Chrome Books with Bridging the Digital Divide Inc.
    AARP, Young at Heart, District 9 and regional Seniors 50+ education and social activities
    Dorothy Thomas Senior Scholarship for students 55+ years
    John and Leda Janatsch Scholarship for the Arts and John Janatsch Cancer Awareness Concert
    Life Achievement Honors for Teachers 80+ years and Community Volunteers
    Top Ladies of Distinction Inc. and Medgar & Myrlie Evers A-TEAAM Initiative
    Parents 4 Public Schools of Houston – presented 500+ Guiding Star Awards in K-12 TX Region 4
    TPT CDC non-profit organization member of Volunteer Houston
    TPT CDC organization participant of United Way Harris County Long Term Recovery Committee
    Recruiter volunteer for AFL-CIO Building Trades Union Apprenticeship Readiness Program
    Men’s Health Forum – Dr. Gomez, Dr. Garza, Dr. Higgins, Dr. Poindexter, Mr. Janatsch, Mr. Foston
    Host District 9 Annual Community Health, Wellness, Backpack Drives
    Worthing Early College High School and International Baccalaureate School
    Westbury and Madison High Schools Dual Credit expansion
    Corporate Volunteer for G-Unity Business Lab for Worthing, Madison high schools
    Urban STEM expansion – Robotics STEM and IT Competition Teams at Worthing and 17 schools
    Hosted Carla Harris, Morgan Stanley Senior Client Advisor at Rice University
    Hosted TREE – a Neo Opera featuring the H-Town Orchestra
    Hosted “Le Brunch en Blue” for Dr. Nissi Hamilton’s Human Trafficking prevention, intervention
    Hosted “THI Academy – STEMing Green Expo 2023” community event
    Render Condolences and Congratulatory certificates to District 9 constituents
    Collaborations with 18 community organizations for free educational programs and offerings
    Engaged 12 international community organizations in Houston region
    Boy Scouts of America, SHAC, Troop 740 Friends of Scouting Badge Counselor, Coordinator
    Bend County International Festival – President over 5 project teams and 30 organizations
    HISD – 25-year Volunteer for Houston public schools