Skip to content

Explore Your Future with Alamo Colleges!

We offer what you need to achieve success. Come explore with us and find out why so many students have decided to call the Alamo Colleges the pathway to their future.

Not sure where to start? Our Career Assessment Tool can help.

 
Close

Welcome to ACES

Alamo Colleges Education Services is a secure portal connecting Faculty, Staff & Students to Academic Resources, Email, and other Online Resources.

Support Contacts Helpdesk (210) 485-0555 Weather Line (210) 485-0189

Vertical_Bar

Login to ACES

ACES login

Close

Alamo Colleges' Library Information

St. Philip's College
• MLK Campus Library
• Southwest Campus Library
Close

News

Alamo Colleges'…

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) has selected Dr. Bruce H. Leslie...
Alamo Colleges' Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie Selected for Regional CEO Award by the Association of Community College Trustees

Alamo Colleges' Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie Selected for Regional CEO Award

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) has selected Dr. Bruce H. Leslie, chancellor of the Alamo Colleges, as the recipient of the Western Regional Chief Executive Officer award for 2012. The award recognizes Dr. Leslie's accomplishments at the Alamo Colleges over the past six years. Leslie was nominated for the award by the Alamo Colleges' Board of Trustees.

"During his tenure as chancellor of the Alamo Colleges, Dr. Bruce Leslie has achieved significant progress toward establishing the Alamo Colleges as the best community college system in the nation," said Alamo Colleges' Board of Trustees Chair James Rindfuss. "His visionary leadership and unwavering commitment to excellence has enabled Alamo Colleges to better serve an ever-growing number of students and to continue to make a positive impact on the community we serve," he added.

The ACCT awards committee considered the development of innovative programs, service on special committees, demonstration of a caring attitude, support for two-year, post-secondary education associations, publishing of two-year post-secondary educational concepts, awards and honors, and overall outstanding characteristics. The five regional winners are nominated for ACCT's national Marie Y. Martin Chief Executive Officer Award, which will be announced this fall.

"I am deeply honored to have been nominated for this award by our Board of Trustees," said Leslie. "The Alamo Colleges have benefited greatly from an excellent and cohesive board and an outstanding leadership team of administrators, faculty and staff. It is only with their support that we have been able to achieve all that we have since I joined the Alamo Colleges as chancellor. I look forward to continuing our journey as we strive to reach ever greater levels of excellence in serving our students and our community," he added.

In their nomination, the Board of Trustees cited a number of accomplishments and characteristics that motivated them to nominate Dr. Leslie. First and foremost is his transformational leadership. Faced with many challenges when he arrived, Dr. Leslie moved the organization toward greater collaboration. He revised the faculty salary schedule, assessed the full to part-time faculty ratio, initiated the renaming and rebranding of the Alamo Colleges, the reevaluation of the budget process and right-sizing the organization. In recognition of the success of his efforts, the Faculty Senate president publicly expressed thanks for the fair and transparent process he implemented to adopt the new faculty salary schedule. As a result of his leadership, the Alamo Colleges achieved alignment between strategic goals and actions and institutionalized best practices by adopting a Student Success Policy, a Student Responsibility Policy and an Educational Philosophy policy. The latter is founded in the Baldrige principles and established as The Alamo Way—Always Inspire, Always Improve, which has been widely implemented across the district and colleges.

The Board also noted a number of innovative programs initiated by Dr. Leslie: a strategic budgeting approach whose success was recognized with the national Bellwether award from the Community College Futures Assembly; Alamo Ideas, an in-house program that promotes and recognizes employee ideas for process improvement and cost savings; and improvements to help students succeed, including greater consistency in processes and student learning outcomes, migrating from five databases to one and more cross-college collaboration. As a result of his leadership, the Alamo Colleges have earned national awards, including the Distinguished Budget Presentation award from the Government Finance Officers Association, the Leader College award from Achieving the Dream and the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement award from the National Procurement Institute, Inc. division of ISM.


The Board took special note of the ways in which Dr. Leslie demonstrates a caring attitude toward the board, administrators, faculty and students. He resisted using layoffs and furloughs to respond to fiscal challenges and instituted forums and town hall meetings for faculty, staff and students, as well as biweekly meetings with faculty senate presidents and staff council leaders, to keep the lines of communication open. He is attentive and responsive to trustee's requests, valuing their time and providing weekly updates of information and events and improved information sharing and transparency.


The Board's nomination enumerates Dr. Leslie's service on special committees, including: SA2020, Mayor Julian Castro's initiative to improve educational attainment; the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board sponsored P-16 Council of greater Bexar County, and other community-based organizations; and, nationally, his service with RC2020 and on the board of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning. It also recognizes his participation with the Texas Association of Community Colleges, Quality Texas, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, his frequent testimony before Texas House and Senate committees and his support of trustees' efforts to establish the Community College Association of Texas Trustees.


Among Dr. Leslie's many awards and honors, which the board included in his nomination, he received the San Antonio Business Journal's 2010 Going Green award for his commitment to sustainability and the DiversityFIRST Award from the Texas Diversity Council for his dedication to diversity.

At the Alamo Colleges, high quality education and low costs provide exceptional value to students and alumni who are major contributors to the economy and culture of our community. For more information, visit our website at alamo.edu.
 

latest
news
stories

  • The Ranger Special Edition Issue

    The staff of The Ranger/The Ranger Online, student newspaper at San Antonio College, has produced a special edition with information on the Alamo Colleges trustee election. The edition, which hit stands April 25, also pays tribute to The Ranger's 90th anniversary. The election section includes photos and interviews with the 11 candidates for the four open trustee positions, an editorial encouraging voting, and a map showing the four districts up for election. The editorial stresses the importance of voters in shaping the direction of the Alamo Colleges. Early voting starts April 25, and the election is May 7. Read More >
  • Alamo Colleges Bond Sale Notice

    Alamo Community College District (“Alamo Colleges”, “the District”) is currently planning to access the capital markets the week of May 23rd, 2016. The District anticipates selling approximately $70 million Limited Tax Refunding Bonds Series 2016 via negotiated sale. The final size and structure of the transaction has not yet been determined and is subject to change. The District has engaged Citigroup Global Markets Inc. as book-running senior manager on the transaction. Read More >
  • Alamo Colleges’ Snyder Named to Inaugural Class of the Aspen Presidential Fellowship

    Alamo Colleges’ Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Diane Snyder has been awarded the prestigious Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence. Read More >
  • Alamo Colleges Names New Student Trustee to Board

    At a special meeting on March 28, the Alamo Colleges’Board of Trustees selected Emmanuel Nyong as the new student trustee. Nyong is the third student to serve as a trustee on the Alamo Colleges’ board. The Alamo Colleges is the only community college system in the state with a student trustee. Read More >
  • Alamo Colleges Announces Effort to Increase College Completion

    At a press conference recently, Alamo Colleges’ Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie, Vice Chancellor for Student Success Dr. Adelina S. Silva and representatives from 24 regional partners reported on the progress of their effort to forge academic and career pathways among regional school districts, higher education institutions, community-based organizations and civic and business leaders to promote greater student success. Read More >