Doctor of Education in Community College Leadership


The Roueche Graduate Center Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Community College Leadership Program (CCLP) was launched in January 2013 under the leadership of Dr. John E. Roueche, who previously served for 41 years as the Sid W. Richardson Chair and Director, Community College Leadership Program at the University of Texas at Austin.

Since 1941, National American University has been providing quality technical and professional career education in a caring and supportive learning environment to undergraduate and graduate- level students. National American University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604,, 800-621-7440.

The Roueche Graduate Center is located at 6836 Austin Center Boulevard, Suite 270, Austin, TX 78731. The CCLP is guided by a national advisory board comprised of seasoned, community college professionals, all with decades of experience in the field. These are leaders who are nationally recognized for scholarship, teaching and learning excellence, and service to the community and technical college field.

This blended-learning, cohort-based program addresses the competencies and characteristics identified as critical by institutions involved in community college leadership. The CCLP prepares senior administrators, faculty, and other aspiring leaders to tackle the multitude of complex issues impacting community and technical colleges (e.g., accountability, increasing enrollment – with students often under prepared for college, decreasing state support, closing achievement gaps, demand for increasing completion rates). Course topics focus on leadership issues in areas such as: history, mission, and emerging issues; leadership development and leading institutional transformation; ethics and educational value choices; educational analytics; policy, politics, and public affairs; planning, finance, and resource development; governance and administration; and, understanding the contemporary community college student. For more information, please see the Program Details section.


Please click on the image above to access a video of the National Community College Advisory Board discussing the formation of the Roueche Graduate Center Doctor of Education in Community College Leadership Progam.