Angel M. Royal, Chief of Staff, American Association of Community Colleges

Dr. Royal also serves as Secretary to the AACC Board of Directors and has oversight of the AACC commissions. She also oversees and coordinates the association's annual convention, the leadership suite, and manages the AACC Corporate Program.   

Prior to joining AACC, Royal served as executive director of university outreach for The University of Texas at Austin. Before returning to the field of education, she worked for a year in private industry as the director of special programs and initiatives with Best Associates in Dallas, Texas. From 2002 to 2007, she served as executive assistant to the president and vice president of external affairs with the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. She held the position of executive assistant to the chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College from 2001-2002, and she served as special programs manager with the Louisiana Board of Regents from 1999-2001.

In addition to her administrative work, Royal has been an adjunct faculty member teaching developmental English and reading with Baton Rouge Community College, and an adjunct faculty member with the department of educational administration at the University of Texas at Austin.

Royal holds a bachelor's degree in English with a concentration in creative writing, a master's degree in curriculum and instruction with a concentration in reading education, an Ed.S. in curriculum and instruction, and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from Louisiana State University.

Dr. Royal participated in a special edition of Issues in Education, from the SCUP-52 International Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

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American Association of Community Colleges

One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 410

Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 202.728.0200 x255

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