Reynaldo Garcia

President & CEO, Texas Association of Community Colleges
Austin, TX

Reynaldo García, Ph.D., has served as President and CEO of the Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC) since 1995. TACC represents all 50 public community colleges in Texas. Through Dr. García's leadership, TACC has participated in key national initiatives like Student Success Centers, Achieving the Dream, the Early College High School Initiative, and the Developmental Education initiative. Dr. García serves on the boards of several organizations:

  • Board of Directors of the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant Program (appointed by Comptroller Combs)
  • Board of Trustees of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)
  • National Advisory Board, Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE)
  • Board of Advisors, Western Governors University – Texas
  • Co-Chair, Steering Committee, 21st Century Initiative, American Association of Community Colleges

Dr. García is a member of the National Council of State Association Chief Executives, the National Council of State Directors of Community Colleges, the American Association of Community Colleges, and the Association of Community College Trustees. Dr. García has consulted with visiting foreign delegations and the U.S. State Department, and has traveled to Latin America to consult with institutions on education policy issues.

Prior to his current position, Dr. García served as Special Assistant for Education to former Texas Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock. He also served as Education Policy Specialist for the Texas Senate Research Center. Dr. García served as Director of Forensics and Instructor in the Department of Speech Communication at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.

Dr. García holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.A. in Communication Studies from Baylor University, and a B.A. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin.