A Letter from the Chancellor

Dear friends,

I assume the role of Chancellor of the Austin Community College District with excitement and a deep sense of responsibility. As we embark on this journey together, I want to share my vision for the first 100 days of my tenure with you.

The primary purpose of these first 100 days is to engage in a process of learning and listening through those critical first few weeks and months of transition. We have a unique opportunity to identify our successes and recognize our opportunities. Together, we will collaborate closely to enhance student success in every aspect of their academic journey.

My leadership approach guides me by a singular principle – LOVE. Love for our institution, love for our mission, and most importantly, love for our students. Within the initial 100 days, I am committed to actively engaging with our faculty, staff, students, administrators, and our invaluable community partners.

My first 100 Days Outcomes include:

1. Identify a district-wide “north star” for improving student success.
2. Outline a theory of change to attain that goal.
3. Integrate and focus the new theory of change into the 2024 Strategic Plan.

My intention is to foster an inclusive, caring, and transparent environment. I understand the importance of inclusivity and transparency in leadership. Through campus conversations and town hall meetings, we will work to set college-wide goals and priorities that are focused 100 percent on student success.

I am excited to embark on this journey with each and every one of you, and I look forward to working collaboratively to create a brighter future for our college community. Together, we will build a legacy of excellence and care that will benefit future generations.

First 100 Days Goals

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Illuminate the student and employee experience and the structures and processes that define those experiences

ACC San Gabriel Campus Acclerator

Visit places and spaces most relevant to fulfilling the ACC mission

Austin Community College District Chancellor Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart takes a brief tour of Highland Campus, building 1000, and pays a visit to the ACCelerator on Monday, September 18, 2023.

Meet faculty and staff who are responsible for student success

ACC South Austin Campus

Meet key external partners most needed to fulfill the ACC mission

ACC South Austin Campus

Create a transparent and reflective transition process

Leading through Listening & Learning

Russell will visit all 11 ACC campuses and spend time with the campus community during his first 100 days. The Chancellor will host Campus Conversations and Virtual Town Halls to listen and learn about successes and opportunities at the college to improve student success. The conversations will serve as a chance to share thoughts and ideas to shape the future of ACC and identify our “North Star.”

 

Join the Conversation

Campus Conversations

Campus Conversation at Eastview Campus
Tuesday, October 3 | Watch Recording

Campus Conversation at Elgin Campus
Wednesday, October 4 | Watch Recording

Campus Conversation at Hays Campus
Thursday, October 12 | Watch Recording

Campus Conversation at Round Rock Campus
Tuesday, October 17 | Watch Recording

Campus Conversation at San Gabriel Campus
Monday, October 23 | Watch Recording

Campus Conversation at Northridge Campus
Tuesday, October 24 | Watch Recording

Campus Conversation at Riverside Campus
Tuesday, October 31 – Watch Recording

Campus Conversation at South Austin Campus
Thursday, November 2 | Watch Recording

Campus Conversation at Cypress Creek Campus
Wednesday, November 8 | Watch Recording

Campus Conversation at Highland Campus
Monday, November 13 | Watch Recording

Campus Conversation at Rio Grande Campus
Tuesday, November 28 | Watch Recording

Campus Conversation at ACC Service Center
Tuesday, December 12 | 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. @ ACC Service Center – Room 125 (Former Tech Services Room) – Note: This campus conversation will not be live streamed.

Campus Conversation at Highland Business Center
Wednesday, December 13 | 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. @ Highland Business Center – Room 201 – Note: This campus conversation will not be live streamed.

Virtual Town Hall Meetings

Virtual Town Hall Meeting
Friday, October 20 | Watch Recording

Virtual Town Hall Meeting
Friday, November 3 | Watch Recording

Student Virtual Town Hall Meeting
Thursday, November 9 | Watch Recording

Virtual Town Hall Meeting
Friday, December 1 | Watch Recording

Virtual Town Hall Meeting
Friday, January 19 | Watch Recording

Virtual Town Hall Meeting
Friday, February 2 | Watch Recording

Virtual Town Hall Meeting
Friday, March 1 | Watch Recording

Virtual Town Hall Meeting
Friday, April 5  | 9 – 10 a.m.

Virtual Town Hall Meeting
Friday, May 3 | 9 – 10 a.m.

Virtual Town Hall Meeting
Friday, June 7 | 9 – 10 a.m.

Virtual Town Hall Meeting
Friday, July 12 |9 – 10 a.m.

Virtual Town Hall Meeting
Friday, August 2 |  9 – 10 a.m.

 

First 100 Days Milestones

Preloader

First 100 Days in Photos

Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart begins his tenure as ACC Chancellor

Honor Our Past. Build Our Future.

As Austin Community College District celebrates our 50th anniversary, we reflect on all of the extraordinary work that has happened since September 17, 1973, when the college first opened its doors. ACC has always been and always will be a catalyst for equity, academic excellence, and opportunity. As we move forward, we will build on this legacy.

 

Today, the world is changing… fast. Our students need us differently. Texas needs us differently. We need each other differently. The First 100 Days is my plan to find a districtwide “north star” and work together to achieve our goals. With your help, we will create a culture of care for students and employees, identify successes and opportunities, and improve student success.

 

I am honored and thrilled to be your chancellor. It is clear to me that we have the talent, passion, and resources here to do something truly magical and I look forward to working with you as we chart that course.

 

Much Love, Russell