Dr. Walter Bumphus

President and CEO of American Association of Community Colleges

Veteran educator, Dr. Walter Bumphus has spent more than three decades in influential positions in education, including college president, system chancellor, and, most recently, chairman of the Community College Leadership Program at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Bumphus currently serves as president and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), an organization representing more than 1,200 two-year, associate degree institutions, 11 million students, and a growing number of international members. Through this position, he is a champion for student access, retention, and graduation. Dr. Bumphus has extensive knowledge and experience in student development, total quality management, technology in student services, marketing and recruitment, and instructional strategies for high-risk students.