Vice Chancellor of Human Resources

Kelly Torrico

With a robust background spanning Fortune 50 corporations, global environments, and military service, Torrico is a versatile business leader passionate about organizational transformation and achieving customer-centered results through people. Currently serving as Chief Human Resources Officer at Austin Community College, Torrico is focused on modernizing HR operations, improving service delivery, and driving proactive change to benefit students and communities in central Texas.

Her vision is for ACC to be both an educational institution and an employer of choice, setting a high standard for workplace excellence as students enter their careers. Torrico’s multi-industry, global experience brings a unique perspective and a strong commitment to service. Throughout her career, she has excelled in helping organizations and diverse stakeholders requiring rapid, effective results in support of long-term stability through workforce planning, fostering intentional organizational cultures, and innovating to overcome unique challenges.

Torrico combines practical expertise with Masters level education in Psychology and Business Administration, as well as credentials in human resources management, leadership, mediation, security, and legal advocacy to take an informed and progressive approach toward holistic organizational health. Torrico values opportunities to gain fresh perspectives and achieve balance, enhancing her effectiveness as a leader through practices such as yoga, meditation, Eastern philosophy, and Western psychology. You can find her exploring her new city of Austin by enjoying Town Lake, taking an off-grid road trip, dancing to anything, volunteering with friends, and hanging out at all the dog-friendly spots.

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