Welcome to Community Engagement and Public Affairs
As Vice President of Community Engagement and Public Affairs, I would like to welcome you to our web site!
Here at ACC, our business is reaching out into the community and beyond. As a political subdivision of the State of Texas and as an entity that touches six counties, more than eight cities and about two dozen school districts, ACC must work collaboratively across many borders in order to successfully serve our diverse student population.
This means developing strategies and activities to ensure support from our government partners on a range of issues important to the college and its students.
In addition to maintaining strong relationships with federal, state and local governments, we are also responsible for maintaining ACC’s standing with the Austin-area business community (the employers who hire our graduates), our alumni, the region’s network of 6,000 non-profit organizations, and the college's growing list of global partners.
We look forward to having a conversation with you about ACC and our mission of providing access to quality education for Austin-area residents and a world-class workforce for local employers.
Dr. Molly Beth Malcolm
The Community Engagement and Public Affairs Department is responsible for leadership and supervision of the following areas:
Government and Community Relations
Community Engagement and Public Affairs serves as the liaison between ACC and governmental entities at the federal, state, and local levels.
External Affairs administers college elections.
External Affairs oversees several specialized centers of study and public outreach.
- Center for Public Policy and Political Studies
- Center for Nonprofit Studies
- The African-American Cultural Center
- The Latino/Latin American Studies Center "El Centro"
- Center for Peace and Conflict Studies
- The International Programs Office
External Affairs connects the vast network of ACC alumni to the institution.
Equity and Inclusion
The Office of Equity and Inclusion elevates ACC’s commitment to ensuring the college is welcoming and inclusive of all students regardless of ability, race, gender, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or religion.