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Office of the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs

Welcome to the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs

Student affairs provide a wide array of exemplary programs that support the teaching/learning process and increase opportunities for students to define and reach their educational and career goals.

The Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs is responsible for leadership and supervision of all areas of ACC’s student services:

Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs

Dr. Shasta Buchanan

Dr. Shasta Buchanan serves as ACC’s Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs. In this role she works collaboratively across the college to ensure student success in and beyond the classroom. Her work includes ensuring all students have access to a great education, are engaged and have a student experience that enables them to persist and timely complete a degree or certificate to unlock their future goals.

Previously Dr. Buchanan served as Associate Vice President of College and High School Relations at ACC where she increased dual credit enrollment and expanded partnerships with local school districts and businesses.

Dr. Buchanan has more than 20 years of higher education experience as a student affairs and enrollment management administrator, spanning many institutions in Texas, which include Texas A&M University, The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Tech University, University of North Texas at Dallas, and Portland Community College (Portland, Oregon). Additionally, she is known for her work in enrollment management and has been recognized by Ruffalo Noel Levitz for student success and degree completion in her development of the Century Scholar Program at Texas A&M University (which also was recognized by the Department of Education/Office of Civil Rights).

All of my commitments center on of advancing any person to reach their highest potential—whether a student enrolls in college directly from high school, an adult returns to education to upskill, a first generation student enrolls, or a student who just needs a second chance—my commitment is unwavering to continue to transform education to be study-ready.

Dr. Shasta Buchanan

Currently, Dr. Buchanan serves as a board member for American YouthWorks, Communities in Schools, The University of Texas Elementary School, National Ambassador for the College in High School Alliance Network, council member for Business and Industry with Austin Partners in Education, council member of the Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Council through the National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), and a member of the Advisory Committee for the National Student Clearinghouse. 

Dr. Buchanan received her Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University (WHOOP!), her Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Our Lady of the Lake University, and her Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership – Higher Education Administration from Grand Canyon University. She enjoys spending her time with her husband Scott, Sr., and their two major contributions to this world: their son and daughter.


In addition, the Vice Chancellor is also responsible for the development of policies, procedures, programs, and services in accordance with the latest research and in participation with relevant state and national initiatives/agencies that will promote, encourage, and support student success.

Student Affairs Campus Visits (L-10/Skip-Level Meetings) are arranged by the Dean of Student Affairs at each campus across the college. These meetings are open to all Student Affairs staff on the identified campus as we review our KPI/OKR work and collaborate to co-create better and enhanced services for our students.  

Upcoming Campus Visit Dates and Times:

  • May 2 – 10 a.m.-12 p.m. @ San Gabriel Campus
  • May 21 – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. @ Northridge Campus
  • June 5 – 10 a.m.-12 p.m. @ Riverside Campus
  • June 18 – 10 a.m.-12 p.m. @ South Austin
  • June 20 – 10 a.m.-12 p.m. @ Hays Campus
  • July 9 – 2-4 p.m. @ Eastview Campus
  • July 16 – 10 a.m.-12 p.m. @ Elgin Campus
  • July 26 – 10 a.m.-12 p.m. @ Highland Campus
  • August 9 – 10 a.m.-12 p.m. @ Cypress Creek Campus

Dr. Shasta Buchanan
Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs

For Scheduling
Tina Lynch
Student Affairs Operations Manager
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Office of the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs
Austin Community College District
6101 Highland Campus Drive, Room 3.4340.60
Austin, Texas 78752

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