Vice President of Student Affairs

Dr. Shasta Buchanan

Dr. Shasta Buchanan

Dr. Shasta Buchanan currently serves as Vice President of Student Affairs for Austin Community College. In this role she works collaboratively across the college to ensure student success in and beyond the classroom. Previously Dr. Buchanan served as Associate Vice President of College and High School Relations at ACC where she increased dual credit enrollment and expanded partnerships with local school districts and businesses and currently serves as a National Ambassador for the College in High School Alliance Network. She has 20 years of higher education experience as a student affairs and enrollment management administrator, spanning across many institutions in Texas, which include Texas A&M University, The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Tech University, University of North Texas at Dallas, and Portland Community College (Portland, Oregon). Additionally, Dr. Buchanan is known for her work in enrollment management and has been recognized by Ruffalo Noel Levitz for student success and degree completion in her development of the Century Scholar Program at Texas A&M University (which also was recognized by the Department of Education / Office of Civil Rights).

Dr. Buchanan received her Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University, Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Our Lady of the Lake University, and her Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership – Higher Education Administration from Grand Canyon University.

Contact information: shasta.buchanan@austincc.edu, 512-223-7053.