Keynote Speaker

Dr. Dorado M. Kinney
Executive Dean of Student Services for the Central Region at Austin Community College

Dorado M. Kinney is Executive Dean of ACC’s Central Region campuses (Highland, Eastview, Rio Grande, and Elgin). Prior to this role he served as Student Affairs Dean at both Eastview and Highland campuses. With more than 20 years of experience as a Student Affairs administrator at both two-year and four year institutions, he has worked in Greek life, multicultural student affairs, new student orientation, student judicial affairs, and student athlete support services.

A leader of multiple districtwide initiatives, he was vital in transitioning ACC from paper advising documents to  electronic forms. He has led the development of student disciplinary policies, the implementation of a districtwide system to track and monitor cases, and improved testing   center structure. Dr. Kinney is a 2019-2020 Aspen Presidential Fellow. He holds a doctorate in education from the University of Texas at  Austin, a master’s degree in management from the University of Denver, a master’s degree in higher education from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree in urban studies from Columbia University.