ACC Board of Trustees August 3 Meeting Recap

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees held its August regular meeting on Monday, August 3, via teleconference due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Trustees approved calling a general election on November 3 to fill three trustee positions, extending the Green Pass program, and renaming the president/CEO position.

Below are highlights from the meeting.

President/CEO position renamed to chancellor
Trustees officially changed the ACC president/CEO title to chancellor, aligning the Austin Community College District with similar multi-campus community college institutions nationwide. The change is effective immediately and does not impact the position's compensation, role, or duties. Learn more here.

ACC Green Pass is a go for another year
Trustees voted unanimously to extend the ACC Green Pass program, which allows students and employees to ride Capital Metro and MetroRail for free. The board has to approve the renewal each year, and this year's agreement includes an amendment in the compensation section to address the impact of COVID-19 on ridership.

Trustees approve November 3 general election
Three trustee seats will be on the ballot after the board approved a general election for November 3. The six-year terms for places 1,2, and 3 expire this year.

2020 summer semester financial report
Neil Vickers, Finance & Administration executive vice president, reported that the college's budget is on track and projecting a positive $3.4 million in net revenues over expenses. He says summer credit hours were up 18.9 percent and travel is 17 percent under budget due to the travel freeze. Fall enrollment is currently down, with the college trending toward a decline of 3 percent to 5 percent.

Riverbat Paddle Battle check presentation
Although this summer's Riverbat Paddle Battle fundraiser was canceled due to COVID-19, American Constructors and 2020 event sponsors presented a $15,000 check to the ACC Foundation.

A recording of the meeting can be found at