ACC Announces Appointment of Interim Provost

Dr. Enrique Solis

The Austin Community College District announces the appointment of Dr. Enrique Solis as the college’s interim provost, effective mid-May. This fall, ACC will begin the process of filling this academic leadership role on a permanent basis.

Dr. Solis is currently a visiting professor and interim chair of occupational education at Texas State University in San Marcos. He earned his doctorate in educational management and development at New Mexico State University.

“Dr. Solis’ expertise in higher education and his commitment to student success will be great benefits to our faculty and students,” says Dr. Richard Rhodes, ACC president/CEO. “He is the perfect person to fill this role as we search for our permanent provost.”

The provost is the college’s chief academic officer. In recent years, ACC’s vice president of instruction has filled this role while overseeing other administrative functions.

“Community colleges have traditionally focused on access, but ACC is going beyond that, emphasizing the importance of helping students achieve their individual goals,” says Dr. Rhodes. “Elevating the role of chief academic officer is a reflection of that commitment.”

Dr. Solis has held many academic and administrative roles in his career, with highlights including:

  • Professor of Educational Administration and Research, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (2008-2011)
  • Visiting Professor of Education Management and Development, New Mexico State University (2003-2004)
  • President, Palo Alto College (1998-2001, retired)
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs and Vice President for Instruction, El Paso Community College (1984-1991)
  • Dean of Institutional Research, Development, and Evaluation, El Paso Community College (1977-1980)

To review Dr. Solis’ complete resume, follow this link.

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