Walter G. Bumphus
Dr. Walter Bumphus currently serves as President and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), headquartered in the National Center for Higher Education in Washington, D.C. AACC is the primary advocacy organization for community colleges and represents more than 1,100 two-year, associate’s degree-granting institutions and more than 13 million students.
From 2007 to January 1, 2011, before assuming the presidency of AACC, Dr. Bumphus served as a professor in the Community College Leadership Program and as chair of the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Bumphus also served as President of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System from 2001 to 2007, and as Chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) from November 2000 until September 2001. Prior to joining BRCC, Dr. Bumphus worked in the corporate world serving as President of the Higher Education Division of Voyager Expanded Learning, and before that he served as President of Brookhaven College in the Dallas County Community College District for six years. In an educational career that spans more than 30 years, Dr. Bumphus has previously worked as an administrator at a regional university, a state system of community and technical colleges, and four different community colleges.
Dr. Bumphus is a much sought-after speaker and consultant. He has consulted with more than 85 community colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
Dr. Bumphus holds a B.A. degree in Speech Communications and an M.A. degree in Guidance and Counseling from Murray State University, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the Community College Leadership Program at The University of Texas at Austin.