John E. Roueche Center

for Community College Leadership


The John E. Roueche Center for Community College Leadership, located in Austin, Texas, has doctoral program cohorts and alumni represented throughout the United States.

In 2019, Kansas State University – the first Land-Grant institution created under the Morrill Act and Tier One research institution – established this innovative center and doctoral program to prepare community college leaders to fulfill the mission and vision of community colleges: to improve student success, equity, learning, and completion, while serving surrounding communities.

The program and center are based on the pioneering work of John E. Roueche who created and directed the most substantive and successful community college leadership program in the history of higher education and has graduated over 600 leaders – one-third women, one-third minorities, and more than 200 having gone on to assume presidency positions. This program serves as the foundation for creating a national Culture of Leadership for the nation’s community colleges. CCLP Center leaders invite you to start a cohort at your college.

Program Office

5407 Parkcrest Drive, 3rd Floor, Austin, TX 78731
Phone: 512-599-4322

Program Contacts

Margaretta B. Mathis, Ph.D. , Senior Director

Dora Pérez, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Programs and Projects