Dr. Ruth Rodriguez Reinhart, Associate Vice President of Student Support Services at Austin Community College, recently joined CTN’s Board of Directors. She has been working in the areas of social work and counseling for over 30 years. Since joining Austin Community College (ACC) in 2006, she has served as Associate Professor/Counselor, Interim Dean of Student Services, and Dean of Student Services. She also has served as an Adjunct Professor in the Student Development Department.

Before joining ACC, Dr. Reinhart had diverse professional experiences within the social work arena at various state agencies as well as private organizations that provided support to vulnerable populations. She has served on the various boards including: the St. David’s Ethics Committee, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Patient Services Committee, the American Cancer Society Austin Metro Division Executive Board and Patient Services Committee, and currently serves on the Goodwill Excel Board in Austin, Texas.

She is a member of the Texas Community College Teachers Association, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, the Association for Student Conduct Administration, and Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE). Dr. Reinhart has served as Secretary, Vice-President, and President of the Austin Chapter of TACHE and currently serves as Past President. In addition, she has served as a mentor for ACC TACHE and Ascender (Catch the Next). Dr. Reinhart is a first-generation college student from San Antonio, Texas and holds a BA in Psychology from St. Mary’s University, a Masters of Social Work degree from Our Lady of the Lake University, and earned her doctorate in Community College Leadership at the Roueche Graduate Center at National American University in August of 2017.

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