DR. MOLLY BETH MALCOLM is Special Assistant to Dr. Richard Rhodes, President of Austin Community College. An accomplished leader in higher education, she graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a doctorate in educational administration and a concentration in community college leadership (CCLP).
Recently appointed to The University of Texas at Austin Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life Advisory Council and the Texas Lyceum Advisory Council, Dr. Malcolm has a long history of civic involvement and has been the recipient of numerous awards recognizing her state and community commitment. Those awards include the Alumni Achievement Award from Texas A&M University-Texarkana, the National Women’s Political Caucus-Texas Chapter Good Gals Award, the Winnsboro High School Distinguished Alumni Award, and the Texarkana NAACP Torchbearer Award for Extraordinary Community Contributions.
A Licensed Professional Counselor and former public school teacher, Dr. Malcolm has an undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University and a Master’s degree from Texas A&M University-Texarkana. She is the only woman ever elected Chair of the Texas Democratic Party and was unanimously elected to the position for three consecutive terms.