Dr. David Hinds has been serving as President of Victoria College in Texas since 2015. Through collaborative efforts the College has made significant strides in the implementation of the Pathways framework, improving workplace culture, and preparing for future growth through facilities planning. As an innovative and collaborative leader David has partnered with local industry, schools, and institutions of higher education to ensure community educational needs are met.
The majority of David’s career has been spent serving students in the classroom. His teaching career started in 1986 as a Computer Science teacher at San Marcos High School, located in San Marcos, Texas. Two years later, he moved to the public sector working as a Business Analyst at Electronic Data Systems in Plano, Texas. In 1990, he began his work in higher education at Brazosport College in Lake Jackson, Texas where he was a faculty member and Division Chair. From 2012 to 2015 he served as the Senior Vice President of Instructional Affairs at Allegany College of Maryland where he provided leadership and direction for career and transfer programs as well as student academic services. He also served as the President of the Maryland Council of Community College Chief Academic Officers, providing leadership on statewide curriculum matters.
David is active in his community, serving on economic development, industry and university advisory, and non-profit boards. At the state level he is heavily involved with Texas Association of Community Colleges.
Working full time through each of his higher education degrees, David earned a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in Educational Administration with an emphasis in Community College Leadership; attained a Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston; and attended Midland Community College for two years before completing a Bachelor of Science at Texas State University.
David comes from a family of educators, dating back to his great grandparents. His wife, Kim, taught Family and Consumer Science at the the local high schools when living in Lake Jackson and Victoria; she is an avid cook, photographer, birdwatcher, gardener. David and Kim enjoy camping, hiking, and cross-country skiing. Their two daughters, Kari and Ellen, both attended their local community college before transferring to the universities they graduated from and have now both gone on to start their professional careers.