Community Engagement

A Platform for Conversation

Community Engagement is a function of the Office of Equity and Inclusion. The section serves to assist in the development of meaningful and effective partnerships with groups and organizations who are equally committed to ensuring a more welcoming and supportive environment for all, regardless of race, creed, color, religion, gender, socio-economic status, or sexual orientation.

District Dialogues for Equity and Inclusion

Held at each campus throughout the semester to facilitate dialogue between faculty, staff, students and community members. The dialogue is meant to enhance relationships and share strategies for addressing how to increase student success, especially for underserved populations.

ACC Town Hall Quarterly Meetings


Date Topic Presenter

Saturday April 6, 2019

Time: 1:30-3:00 pm

Location: Millenium Youth Entertainment Complex

1156 Hargrave St. Austin, TX 78702


Saturday August 3, 2019

Time: 1:30-3:00 pm

Location: Millenium Youth Entertainment Complex

1156 Hargrave St. Austin, TX 78702


Saturday Decemeber 7, 2019

Location: 1:30-3:00 pm

Time: Millenium Youth Entertainment Complex

1156 Hargrave St. Austin, TX 78702


ACC College and High School Relations




ACC Changes in Policy based on the 46th Legislative Session 





Support for Re-Entry Students





 Dr. Shasta Buchanan



Chris Cervini





DeBorah Jones




Building Bridges: Informal Community Conversations

Monthly meetings led by the County Sheriff’s Department to engage community partners to discuss resources with a focus on equity and inclusion.  ACC has an opportunity to present our programs and services on the second Friday of each month.

Location: 1709 E. 12th Street, Austin, Texas 78702 | Map
Time: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.


Date Speaker Topic
Feb. 8, 2019
Dr. Chantae Recasner
Dean, Faculty Development 
Dr. Samuel Echevarria-Cruz 
Dean, Liberal Arts Social Behavioral Sciences 
Erica Breedlove 
Manager, Employment and Outreach Services

ACC's Equity in Hiring Process

Mar. 3, 2019
Charlotte Gullick
Creative Writing Department Chair
Azzurra Crispino 
Associate Philosophy Professor

Dr. Chantae Recasner
Dean, Faculty and Instructional Development 
Changes in Curriculum to Engage Underserved Populations 
Apr. 12, 2019

Haydeana Gavaria
Manager, Staff and Professional Development & Evaluation 

Nicole Bell
Coordinator Staff Development 
How is ACC Providing Equity Training and Assessing It's Staff?
May. 10, 2019 Cabinet Member How is ACC Structuring its Strategic Plan to Address the Underserved Populations?
Jun. 14, 2019
Garrett Groves
Vice President, Business & Industry Partnerships
How is ACC Addressing Equity in Creating Student Success?
Jul. 12, 2019
 Dr. Shasta Buchanan
Associate Vice President, College and High School Relations
Strategies for Helping High School Students Get Prepared for College
Aug. 9, 2019
Dr. Samuel Echevarria-Cruz
Dean, Liberal Arts and Social Behavioral Sciences
Terry Barksdale
Head Librarian Cypress Creek Campus
Chris Cervini 
Associate Vice President, Community and Public Affairs 
Update on Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Campus Center