ACC President's Podcast

ACC President's Podcast

The Austin Community College President’s Podcast examines issues impacting higher education today from reimagining developmental education to filling workforce gaps and building equity on campus. ACC President/CEO, Dr. Richard Rhodes, explores the challenges with featured guests on each segment.


Skill-up at ACC with Manufacturing Programs
Skilling up the Manufacturing Workforce in ATX

There are thousands of high-paying jobs in the world of manufacturing. Employers are looking for well-trained employees to invent, design, build, and repair equipment and technologies that produce U.S. products in a global economy. ACC President/CEO, Dr. Richard M. Rhodes, discusses the rapidly growing manufacturing industry in Central Texas with guests Ed Latson, Austin Regional Manufacturing Association executive director, Garrett Groves, ACC Vice President of Business & Industry partnerships, and Laura Marmolejo, ACC Manufacturing department chair.

ACC graduate smiling at commencement.
Celebrating Student Success: ACC honors record number of graduates

ACC celebrated record high graduation numbers at spring commencement Friday, May 17, 2019. More than 2,100 students are invited to participate. ACC President/CEO Dr. Richard M. Rhodes discusses the college's evolving work toward student success and ongoing efforts to help more students earn a college credential. This President’s Podcast features guests Dr. Guillermo "Willie" Martinez, Student Engagement and Analytics associate vice president, and Computer Science/IT graduateShermay Uwalogho. The three examine new success initiatives at ACC and the support services available to help students through the college journey.

Building Equity: Putting Ideas Into Action

ACC President/CEO Dr. Richard M. Rhodes is joined by Geronimo Rodriguez, Chief Advocacy Officer for Ascension Seton, and Clarence Watson, ACC Social Work student, to discuss racial healing, transformation, and how to build equitable learning outcomes.

Revolutionizing Developmental Education at ACC

ACC President/CEO, Dr. Richard Rhodes and his guests; Jenny Bragdon, an ACCelerator student; and Carolynn Reed, ACC's mathematics department chair discuss how ACC's ACCelerator is revolutionizing developmental education.