Vice Chancellor for Planning, Performance and Information Systems

Dr. Thomas Cleary

Dr. Tom Cleary

Dr. Thomas S. Cleary has served as the Alamo Colleges District's vice chancellor for planning, performance, accreditation and information systems since 2008. Before coming to the Alamo Colleges, Cleary was vice president for planning and institutional effectiveness at Manatee Community College in Bradenton, Florida. His previous positions included serving as the executive director for planning and research at Radford University in Virginia, as the director of planning and research at Herkimer Community College in New York, and as senior planning and research associate at Colgate University in New York. Cleary's new position was created by the Alamo Colleges District Board of Trustees as part of a reorganization to strengthen the district's infrastructure and align with the Baldrige criteria and the Strategic Plan.

Cleary holds B.S., M.B.A., M.S., and Ed.D. degrees, as well as a certificate from the Institute of Executive Management at Harvard University. He is an active member of the American Association of Community Colleges, Society of College and University Planners, Association for Institutional Research, Mensa, SACCR and Big Brothers, Big Sisters, as well as regional chambers of commerce and economic development corporations.

Cleary has more than 25 years of direct experience in planning, research, assessment, accreditation and information systems. His areas of expertise include strategic planning, assessment, accreditation, computer systems management, accountability measures, and institutional research. He is the author of numerous articles, has over ten years of community college teaching experience, and regularly consults with post-secondary institutions on issues related to planning, accountability, analytics, and accreditation. He has worked on, evaluated and/or consulted on accreditation materials for more than 60 colleges and universities.