Austin Community College District (ACC) Chancellor Dr. Richard Rhodes was selected to serve on the American College Testing (ACT) board. Dr. Rhodes is one of three new members appointed to the board and is the only community college chancellor named.
“The entire team at ACT is excited to welcome prominent leaders to our board who’ve been influential and meaningful leaders in the field,” says ACT CEO Janet Godwin. “They each have dedicated their careers to actively pursuing the kinds of policies, practices, and mindsets that create more equitable opportunities for all students. Their work aligns with ACT’s mission to help all people achieve education and workplace success, and we are honored that they will advise us as we continue our efforts to support learners and their champions.”
According to the ACT Board, members are selected based on their knowledge and experience in leading efforts to make education and training after high school more equitable, accessible, and successful for all students.
Dr. Rhodes has served as ACC Chancellor since 2011. He has also served on multiple boards, including past chair of the American Association of Community Colleges, board member of the Texas Workforce Investment Council, and past chair of the Texas Association of Community Colleges.
The new board members will serve a three-year term. Other members include Shirley Collado, president and CEO of College Track and president emerita of Ithaca College, and Jamie Merisotis, president and CEO of Lumina Foundation.
ACT is a nonprofit learning organization and provider of college and career readiness assessments. Each year, ACT serves millions of students, job seekers, schools, government agencies, and employers in the U.S. and around the world with learning resources, assessments, research, and credentials designed to help them succeed from elementary school through their career. For more information, visit https://www.act.org/.