State group names Borden Administrator of the Year

The Texas Association for Literacy and Adult Education has named David Borden, Austin Community College executive director of adult education, as its 2015 Administrator of the Year.

Each year the group honors three professionals and one volunteer for their outstanding work on behalf of adult education students.

“For more than 20 years David Borden has been committed to helping adults develop the skills they need to obtain a job, participate in their community, and improve their lives,” says Mary Helen Martinez, TALAE president and ACC adjunct professor of student development.

As the largest adult education provider in Central Texas, ACC’s Adult Education (AE) Division helps adult learners acquire knowledge and skills for employment and self-sufficiency. In addition to classes for basic literacy, GED prep, ESL, and college readiness, the division partners with state and local agencies such as Capital IDEA, Central Texas Communities in Schools, and the Texas Workforce Commission to help adults transition into college and the workplace.

Borden joined the AE division in 2003 and has been executive director since 2008. During his tenure the division has adopted enhanced GED and ESL curriculum, including TISESL (Texas Industry-Specific English as a Second Language) curriculum, and launched an internship program for ESL and GED students and GED earners transitioning to college.

“David’s true focus is always the learner,” says Mike Midgley, ACC vice president of instruction. “He has worked tirelessly to improve the quality of ACC’s Adult Education Division through initiatives that make learning more active, relevant, and effective for the adult learner.”

Visit the Adult Education webpage to learn more about the division’s programs and services.

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