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Walker named chair of Community and Technical College Leadership Council

Ronald Walker Ronald Walker has started a four-year term as chair of the Community and Technical College Leadership Council.

Victoria College Board of Trustees Chair Ronald Walker was recently appointed to head the Community and Technical College Leadership Council.

Walker was appointed to the council earlier this year by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

“My appointment by the Coordinating Board and later election as chair reflects the respect Victoria College maintains with state officials and other community colleges,” Walker said.

Walker will serve a four-year term until July 2021. The Community and Technical College Leadership Council, which meets four times a year, is comprised of 14 trustees from community and technical colleges throughout Texas. According to its website, the council attempts to “build collaborative relationships that will allow the state to leverage and scale the positive results of improvement initiatives and partnerships at public community, technical and state colleges.”

“Ron Walker being named to the Community and Technical College Leadership Council is great for Victoria College,” said VC President Dr. David Hinds. “Ron represents this college and our community so well when he goes to state meetings and events. Having his voice heard at that level can only mean positive outcomes for not only our students at VC, but for the over 700,000 students at all 50 Texas community colleges.”

The Community and Technical College Leadership Council first convened in July 2013.

“Texas community colleges are fortunate that Mr. Walker has accepted this vital leadership position,” said Texas Association of Community Colleges President & CEO Jacob Fraire. “The council serves a critical role in our partnership with the agency and state leaders, and with Chairman Walker’s leadership, we’re optimistic about that partnership and our joint efforts to build a bright future for community college students.”