Dr. Zachary Hodges, president of Houston Community College’s Spring Branch and Katy Campuses since 1994, has 38 years of service in the field of higher education. In his 16 years as president, his commitment to partner with diverse stakeholders has leveraged the college as a catalyst for economic and community …
Dr. Zachary Hodges, president of Houston Community College’s Spring Branch and Katy Campuses since 1994, has 38 years of service in the field of higher education. In his 16 years as president, his commitment to partner with diverse stakeholders has leveraged the college as a catalyst for economic and community development in West Houston.
Dr. Hodges believes in a collaborative approach to addressing the needs of the business community to create and support a highly skilled, competitive, 21st Century workforce. He is a recognized speaker on higher education, leadership and community engagement.
Dr. Hodges has served or currently serves on various local boards and committees including the: Houston West Chamber of Commerce, West Houston Association-Quality Growth Partner, Memorial City TIRZ, Katy Medical Center, Katy ARTreach, American Leadership Forum, Altharetta Yeargin Art Museum, United Way’s Management Assistance, Partners in Education and Career and Technology for the Katy and Spring Branch School Districts, Chairman of the Mustang District of the Boy Scouts of America, P-16 Council of West Houston, and the West Houston Medical Center boards.
At the state and national level, he currently serves on the Board of the Texas Association of Business, and has served on the committee for the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture: Visioning for the 21st Century, the Commission on Effective Leadership for the American Council on Education (ACE), the American Association of Community Colleges Commission on Research, Technology and Emerging Trends, and as the 1999-2000 Chair of the ACE Council of Fellows.
Dr. Hodges was invited as a thought leader to the 2008 education leadership conference, "Higher Education in a Global Society," hosted by the TIAA-CREF Institute. He joined other thought leaders from institutions across the country to examine the critical role of higher education in strengthening worldwide economies, building global collaborations and meeting workforce needs around the world.
Dr. Hodges has been recognized for his leadership and commitment to the economic impact of the community. Recognitions include: the 2010 Diamond Leadership Award from the West Houston Leadership Institute, the “2006 Pinnacle Award” from the Houston West Chamber of Commerce, the “Citizen of the Year for 2005” by the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce, and as a 1991-1992 American Council of Education Fellow.
Dr. Hodges holds a B.S. in History, and a M.S. and Ed.D. in Counseling from Texas A&M - Commerce. He is a graduate of the West Houston Leadership Institute Class I, Leadership Houston Class XV, American Leadership Forum Class XIX, the American Association of Community Colleges Presidents’ Academy and the League of Innovation Executive Leadership Institute.
Dr. Hodges is a 30-year resident of West Houston.