Office of the President/CEO
President's Leadership Team

Mary Hensley, Ed.D.
Executive Vice President, College Operations

Mary Hensley is the Executive Vice President, College Operations, at Austin Community College where she is responsible for Campus and Center Administration, including District Police, she also oversees the Campus Advisory Committees, entities which partners with its neighbors and local business leaders to connect the college’s vision and mission with the communities we serve, as well and administers all ACC Elections on behalf of the college..

Dr. Hensley has administrative experience at both Austin Community College and McLennan Community College. She also has been a teacher, counselor, middle school principal, high school principal, director of secondary education, assistant superintendent, and deputy superintendent in the Ysleta, Socorro, and Round Rock school districts.

Dr. Hensley has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas, a Master’s of Arts degree from the University of Texas at El Paso, and a Doctor of Education degree from Baylor University.

She holds elementary, counselor, supervisor, mid-management, and superintendent certificates. Additionally, she holds certificates in Professional Development and Appraisal System, Texas Teacher Appraisal System and Updates, Advanced Instructional Leadership Training, and Instructional Leadership Training.

Dr. Hensley is active in many professional and civic organizations including serving as the Chairperson of the Austin Community Action Network Administrative Team; Austin Independent School District Partners-In-Education Executive Board; Austin Independent School District House Bill 400 Committee; Austin Literacy Coalition of Central Texas; Bastrop Educational Foundation; and the Capital Area College Tech-Prep Consortium Committee.

Contact information:, 512.223.7618.