Dr. Salvador Hector Ochoa

Provost, SDSU

Dr. Salvador Hector Ochoa earned a Ph.D. in School Psychology from Texas A&M University in 1989. Prior to serving as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at San Diego State University, Dr. Salvador Hector Ochoa was professor and dean of the College of Education at The University of New Mexico from 2014 to 2019. He also served as the Dean of the College of Education at The University of Texas Pan American from 2007 to 2014.

Dr. Ochoa was an associate professor of educational psychology at Texas A&M University (TAMU). At TAMU, he was the program co-coordinator of the Educational Diagnostician Program, and served as the Director of Training of the Doctoral School Psychology Program.

Dr. Ochoa’s research focuses on bilingual psychoeducational assessment and educational programming issues pertaining to Latinx students. He has had input on these issues at both the state and national levels. Dr. Ochoa has been on several Texas Education Agency committees. He also served on a U.S. Department of Education Expert Advisory Panel for the Study of English language learners with special needs.