Serrata set to lead AACC board of directors

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William Serrata, president of El Paso Community College (Texas), will become chair of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) board of directors on July 1, succeeding Alex Johnson, president of Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio.

Richard Rhodes, president of Austin Community College (Texas), will serve as chair-elect of the board of directors, effective July 1. 

As president of the El Paso Community College (EPCC), Serrata leads an institution that currently offers more than 130 academic programs and more than 350 personal enrichment/continuing education courses at five campuses throughout El Paso County. Serrata is an active member of the El Paso community and serves as a board member on several organizations, including Workforce Solutions Borderplex, Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce, United Way of El Paso, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas – El Paso Branch. He also is chair of the board for the Hospitals of Providence East Campus, and is the East Campus representative on the Combined Board for the Hospitals of Providence.

On the national level, Serrata is board chair of Excelencia in Education, serves on the board for Catch the Next and is an advisory board member of the Higher Education Research and Development Institute. Serrata previously served on the National Student Clearinghouse Advisory Council and was a member of the 2015 class of the Aspen Institute Ascend Fellows.

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