Office of the President/CEO
President's Leadership Team

Molly Beth Malcolm, EdD, LPC
Austin Community College Special Assistant to the President/CEO

Dr. Molly Beth Malcolm earned her Doctor of Education degree in Educational Administration with a concentration in Community College Leadership from The University of Texas at Austin.  A Licensed Professional Counselor, she earned an undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University and a master’s degree from Texas A&M University-Texarkana.

As Special Assistant to the President/CEO, Dr. Malcolm is a member of the President's Leadership Team and serves as a senior advisor on a broad scope of complex issues. She oversees the Office of External Affairs which includes government and community relations, elections, the Center for Nonprofit Studies, the Center for Public Policy and Political Studies, and the ACC Alumni Network.  Dr. Malcolm represents and acts as spokesperson for the President/CEO with designated business and community leaders, government officials, education leaders, the general public, and media to advance assigned projects. She participates in community and organizational activities as an official representative of the President and facilitates, in concert with the President, communication with the Board.

Throughout a distinguished career, Dr. Malcolm has worked to improve public and higher education as a teacher, counselor, and coordinator of school counseling and drug free schools programs.  As owner of Malcolm Consulting, she assisted clients ranging from health providers to educational institutions with government relations, public policy, and community outreach.  She has extensive political experience at the local, state, and national levels in elected and appointed positions and has coordinated various grassroots lobbying efforts to help individuals develop influence at all levels of government. 

An elected community college trustee for six years, she served as board secretary and on the college’s foundation board. Instrumental in founding the Community College Association of Texas Trustees, Dr. Malcolm was elected treasurer and chair of the organization.  A lifetime member of Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), she chaired the ACCT Western Region Nominating Committee and was a member of the Governance and Bylaws and Public Policy committees. 

Presently serving on The University of Texas at Austin Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life Advisory Council, the Texas Lyceum Advisory Council, the KLRU-TV Austin PBS American Graduate Advisory Council, and the Austin Mayor’s Innovation Zone Committee, Dr. Malcolm has a long history of civic involvement and has been the recipient of numerous awards recognizing her state and community commitment. Those awards include the Alumni Achievement Award from Texas A&M University-Texarkana, the National Women’s Political Caucus-Texas Chapter Good Gals Award, the Winnsboro High School Distinguished Alumni Award, the Texarkana NAACP Torchbearer Award for Extraordinary Community Contributions, the Texarkana Martin Luther King Jr. Acts of Kindness Leadership Award, Texarkana Community Journal Outstanding Woman Award, and Four States Living Magazine Tribute to Women Award.  She is a Texas Exes Alumni Association Life Member and an alum of Texas Lyceum and Leadership Texas.

Contact information:, 512-223-7683