Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart: Invisible Struggles of Homelessness in Higher Education


About Dr. Lowery-Hart By unanimous consent of the Board of Regents on Aug. 26, 2014, Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart became president of Amarillo College. Lowery-Hart served the previous four years as Amarillo College’s vice president of academic affairs. In becoming president, he succeeded Dr. Paul Matney, who retired in the summer of 2014. Lowery-Hart joined the […]

Dr. Leigh Goodson: Investing in Community-wide Success

About Dr. Goodson Leigh B. Goodson has served as president and chief executive officer of Tulsa Community College since July 2014.  As president at TCC, she successfully launched and met the College’s $20 million campaign, developed Oklahoma’s first “early college high school program,” gained TCC acceptance into the AACC Pathways Project funded by the Bill […]

Dr. Michael Baston: Breaking Student Experience Barriers

About Dr. Baston Dr. Michael A. Baston is the 7th President of Rockland Community College. A national leader who helps develop comprehensive supports that foster college completion, Dr. Baston’s work has been featured on MSNBC, and in The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Atlantic, The Community College Times, and Black Enterprise Magazine. Additionally, he’s a […]

Dr. Karen Stout: Impacting Transfer Rates


About Dr. Stout  Since 2015, Dr. Karen A. Stout has served as president and CEO of Achieving the Dream, leading the nation’s largest movement to improve success for all students, especially low-income students and students of color. Dr. Stout leads, through ATD, a network of institutions in whole-college transformation using a coaching process that is […]

Dr. Tonjua Williams: Constructing the College Learning Experience


About Dr. Williams  Tonjua Williams, Ph.D., became St. Petersburg College’s seventh president on July 3, 2017. A St. Petersburg native, Dr. Williams began her tenure with the college in 1986, rising through the ranks in a variety of academic and administrative roles. Prior to becoming President, Dr. Williams was Senior Vice President for Student Services […]