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:
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.