Dr. Alexander Okwonna currently serves as the Dean of Natural Science and Health Science at San Jacinto College’s South Campus. He oversees the operation of five science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, and Engineering) and five allied health (Nursing, Pharmacy Technician, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, and Kinesiology) programs.
Dr. Okwonna received an Associate of Science degree from Houston Community College, a Master’s in Education degree from the University of Houston, and a Doctorate in Pharmacy from Texas Southern University. Dr. Okwonna is a licensed Pharmacist and has over ten years of experience in community and hospital settings. Before accepting his current position, Dr. Okwonna taught pharmacology courses for ten years and served eight years in the United States Army.
Active in a number of professional, health, industry, and community organizations, Dr. Okwonna serves on the Pearland Chamber of Commerce Community Council and the Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital Advisory Board. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Texas Association of College Technical Educators (TACTE) and Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education (TABPHE). He is also a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Dr. Okwonna has received several awards including The U.S. Army Certificate of Achievement for Outstanding Performance as Class Leader, San Jacinto College’s Distinguished Faculty Award, the Inaugural Houston Community College Distinguished Alumni Award, and The League for Innovation in Community College’s John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award.