Navarro College – Corsicana Campus Administration

The main phone number for the campus is (903) 874-6501.



Interim Vice President of Enrollment Management & Institutional Effectiveness

Ms. Sina Ruiz, Vice President of Enrollment Management & Institutional Effectiveness

Ms. Sina Ruiz is currently the Dean of Institutional Effectiveness at Navarro College. She began her tenure at Navarro College in 2003 as a Tech Prep Associate. Ruiz was promoted to Director of First Generation Students in 2005 and received a Recognition Award for her leadership and success of the First Generation Summer Program. From 2006-2013, she served as Director in several programs including Adult Education, Carl Perkins, Tech Prep and TRIO Student Support Services with experience and knowledge in managing federal grants. In addition to her duties as Dean, she is an adjunct professor in the Business Administration and First Year Experience (FYE) programs and is the Club Advisor for the Mixing International Club.

Ms. Ruiz earned her Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science from Texas A&M University-Commerce and an Associate in Science from Navarro College.

Phone number: (903) 875-7429





Dr. Harold Housley, Vice President of Operations & Institutional Advancement


Phone number: (903) 875-7307






Ms. Teresa Thomas, Vice President of Finance and Administration


Phone number: (903) 875-7315







Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs

Mrs. Carol Hanes, Vice President of Academic Affairs

Executive Dean since November of 2012.

Mrs. Carol Hanes has served as the Dean of Arts, Sciences, Humanities, and Kinesiology on the Corsicana campus since November 2012. Prior to this position, she was the Assistant Dean of Humanities and Kinesiology.  During her 30-year career in education, Mrs. Hanes has served as teacher and administrator in both public and private elementary, junior high, high school, and college campuses.

Mrs. Hanes received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Baylor University and her master’s in Education from the University of Texas with a focus in English and Curriculum/Instruction.  She has earned additional hours in English from Tarleton State University and Oxford University, England.  As a college English instructor for over 15 years prior to her administrative career, she brings experience with students and the classroom to her role as Academic Dean.

Currently, Mrs. Hanes is pursuing her doctorate in Education from Texas A&M-Commerce with a focus on administration at the community college level. Her interests are in student success and student engagement.

Phone number: (903) 875-7594



Ms. Marcy Ballew, Vice President of Human Resources


Phone number: (903) 875-7330






No-Photo-AvailableDr. Eileen Hamby, Executive Dean of Business, Professional, and Technical Education

Phone number: (903) 875-7573









Interim Executive Dean of Arts, Sciences, and Humanities

Mr. Terry Peterman, Interim Executive Dean of Arts, Sciences, and Humanities

Dean since September 2014.

Terry Peterman is currently the Dean of Math and Sciences at Navarro College. He began his tenure at Navarro College in 2013 at Director of the PASS program. He was promoted to Assistant Dean of Science and Kinesiology in June 2014, and to Dean of Math and Sciences in September of 2014. Mr. Peterman has 15 years’ experience teaching in Higher Education. He was a full time faculty member in English and Composition for six years before coming to Navarro College. He specialized in developmental English, first year composition, business, technical, and professional writing before moving into an administrative role at Navarro College. He brings a wealth of teaching experience to his role at Navarro College.

Mr. Peterman earned his Bachelors of Arts in English and Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University-Commerce in 2003, and a Masters of Arts in English with a focus in Rhetoric and Composition, American Literature, and Literary Theory in 2006 from Texas A&M University-Commerce, as well. He is currently ABD in Rhetoric and Composition at Texas Christian University with a specialization in Writing Program Administration and History and Theory of Rhetoric. His expects to complete his Doctoral degree in May 2015.

Phone number: (903) 875-7316




Christopher Cleveland, Dean of Business, Professional, and Technical Education


Phone number: (903) 875-7573







Dean of Fine Arts and Humanities

Dr. Linda Timmerman, Dean of Fine Arts and Humanities

Dean since August 2015.

Dr. Timmerman was appointed Dean of Fine Arts & Humanities in August 2015.  For the prior ten-year period, she was a curriculum designer and program coordinator for the Baylor University Medical Center Dermatology Residency Program in Dallas.   From 1978-2005, Timmerman served in a variety of leadership positions at Navarro College including Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Executive Director of the NC Foundation, and Academic Dean.

Timmerman received the Associate of Science degree from Navarro College, the Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce, and her Master of Arts degree from The University of Texas at Tyler, with an emphasis in English and Business.  She earned the doctorate in Education from Texas A&M University-Commence with a focus on community college administration and curriculum design.  As a college English and business instructor for over 25 years, she brings experience with students and the classroom to her role.

Dr. Timmerman is a past-president of the Texas Association of Instructional Administrators and the National Association of Instructional Administrators, an affiliated council of the American Association of Community Colleges.

Phone number: (903) 875-7496



Dean of Sciences, Kinesiology, and PASS Program


Phone number: (903) 875-7425






Dean of Health Professions

Mr. Guy Featherston, Dean of Health Professions

Dean since September 2014.

Featherston brings with him over two decades of leadership experience. He has been employed with Navarro College since 2001, first as an adjunct psychology instructor. Since 2006, he has served as Dean of the Mexia campus until 2011 and Dean of Midlothian Campus from 2012-2014. Before Navarro, Featherston was employed by the Mexia State School for nine years as Director of the Developmentally Disabled Delinquents Program, three years as the assistant superintendent of programs, and two years as an associate clinical psychologist.

Featherston earned a Master of Science in Educational Psychology Degree from Baylor University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology Degree from Oklahoma State University. He is currently working toward a doctorate in higher education leadership.

Phone number:  903-875-7585





Dean of Online Instruction

Mr. Matt Miller, Dean of Online Instruction

Dean since September 2014.

Mr. Matt Miller has over twenty years of experience with distance and adult learning and is passionate about technology as it applies to teaching and learning. He has been employed by Navarro College since August 2000, first as Coordinator of Collaborative Educational Media, then as Director of Online Instruction/Media Integration Services before becoming a Dean. In addition, he has coordinated Navarro College’s participation in the Virtual College of Texas Program (VCT), and has served a three-year term on the Texas Association of Community College (TACC) eLearning Council.

Prior to working for Navarro College, Mr. Miller taught for seven years as a Human Resources Development instructor for McLennan Community College as part of the Mexia State School (now Mexia State Supported Living Center) Staff Development Program. While in this position, Miller served as Interactive Video (ITV) site coordinator for distance education classes being taught by the University of Texas at Tyler.

Miller earned his Master of Science in Human Resources Development (HRD) and his Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (Technology Emphasis) from the University of Texas at Tyler.

Phone number: (903) 875-7422