In 2014, when Russell Lowery-Hart took over as President of Amarillo College, he set out to fundamentally transform the two-year institution employing 1,700 faculty and staff. Yet he didn’t begin with a lot of fanfare. In fact, he started with just six students and a handful of staff. By 2021, the previously struggling college was named a finalist for the prestigious Aspen Institute Prize for Community College Excellence and then won it this year.
May 11, 2023