As president and CEO of Austin Community College, Dr. Richard Rhodes oversees a thriving institution that transforms lives and enriches communities.
Dr. Rhodes joined ACC in 2011 with a commitment to close education gaps and accelerate achievement among all students. Under his guidance, ACC earned Achieving the Dream Leader College status.
Success initiatives led by Dr. Rhodes include an innovative redesign of developmental math curriculum, including the successful implementation of MATD 0421 Developmental Mathematics, and the opening of the nation’s largest computerized learning lab.
During Dr. Rhodes’ tenure, the college has established new campuses in the City of Elgin, Hays County, and the refurbished Highland Mall in central Austin. Bond packages approved in 2014 will allow continued revitalization of ACC Highland and expanded career-technical training facilities.
By partnering with business and industry, universities, school districts, lawmakers, and nonprofit organizations, Dr. Rhodes ensures that ACC is an integral resource for the region. Through his leadership, ACC will continue to meet Central Texas’ evolving needs and remain the No. 1 college choice for area high school graduates.