In a move that cements the college’s commitment to equity and inclusion, Dr. Rhodes recently approved the creation of a full-time permanent director for the ACC’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center (TRHT). The director will be responsible for relationship-building and facilitating ongoing conversations with internal and external stakeholders about changing the racial narrative both at ACC and in Central Texas.
“ACC was honored to receive our initial three-year TRHT planning grant in late 2017. Once we began the hard work of planning the Center and engaging with community partners, it became clear there was a need for a full-time director to carry this important work forward,” says Dr. Molly Beth Malcolm, executive vice president for Campus Operations and Public Affairs.
ACC was one of only 10 institutions nationwide selected to explore the establishment of a Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Center. It was also the only Texas institution and only community college selected.
The goal of the TRHT is to work with internal and external partners to create a community where race, ethnicity and other human differences are no longer predictors of success and well-being in any sector of the community. This includes the elimination of barriers (policies, practices, attitudes and cultural messages) that reinforce differential outcomes by race.
If you know of anyone who may be interested in serving as the TRHT Director, please share the job posting with them and encourage them to apply. The position will close in early August.