Dorado Kinney

Austin Community College District - Exec Dean/Student Svcs


Quick Bio

Dorado M. Kinney is executive dean of ACC’s central region campuses (Highland, Eastview, and Rio Grande). He has been student services dean at Highland Campus since the campus opened in 2014. He also served as Eastview Campus student services dean. Dorado has more than 20 years of experience as a student affairs administrator at two-year and four year institutions. He has worked in Greek life, multicultural student affairs, new student orientation, student judicial affairs, and student athlete support services. At ACC, Dorado has led multiple districtwide initiatives. He led early efforts to transition from paper advising documents to electronic forms. He has led the development of student disciplinary policies and the implementation of a districtwide system to track and monitor disciplinary cases.
As Highland Campus dean, he led the transition of business testing to student services. He also provides leadership for initiatives relating to college readiness and academic testing.
Dorado is a doctoral candidate at University of Texas at Austin and expects to complete his degree in higher education leadership by December. He holds a master’s degree in management from the University of Denver, a master’s degree in higher education from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree in urban studies from Columbia University.

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