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Distance Education

texas online colleges best community colleges 2021The Office of Distance and Alternative Education offers Austin Community College (ACC) students a convenient way to earn college credit through online and hybrid courses where the majority of instruction occurs when students and faculty are not in the same place.

These interactive, web-based classes are designed for students who desire flexibility in their studies. Course content and transferability are identical to classes offered on campus, giving students more scheduling options and a wider selection of classes to meet their needs.

We have a dedicated staff that supports faculty and students. Contact us via

Getting Started

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Awards & Recognitions

top Hispanic-serving online colleges 2021

the austin chronicle best of austin 2021 winner

online U best online colleges for ROI associate degree 2021

Our Staff

Erasmus Addae
Associate Vice Chancellor, Distance Education
(512) 223-1370

Hailey Bickley
Assistant I, Executive
(512) 223-1371

DE Quality Assurance Team

Ninghua Han
Director, Distance Education Quality Assurance
(512) 223-0417

Jennifer Gray
Manager, Instructional Design
(512) 223-1375

Kayla Beltran
Course Developer

Angelo Carlo Caverte
Designer, Instructional
(512) 223-0414



Michelle Escudier
Designer, Instructional
(512) 223-9187

Marisa Mendoza
Designer, Instructional
(512) 223-0416

Marian Moore
Designer, Instructional
(512) 223-2117

Kathleen Serra
Designer, Instructional
(512) 223-9344



Virgil McCullough
Designer, Instructional, Distance Education InFocus Grant
(512) 223-6308

Katie McClendon
Designer, Instructional, Distance Education InFocus Grant

Amy Setter
Specialist, Distance Learning Support Services

Sofia Suquillo
Assistant, Distance Learning

DE Support Services & Instruction SIS Core Team

Tasha Hussey
Interim Director, Distance Education Support Services
Lead, Instruction SIS Core Team

Gail Bayeta
Faculty, SIS Process Analysis/Trainer

Samantha Croft
Faculty, SIS Process Analysis/Trainer

Tasha Davis
Faculty, SIS Process Analysis/Trainer

Chris Davis
Staff, SIS Process Analysis/Trainer

Katie Lessley
Staff, SIS Process Analysis/Trainer

Eric Merino
Staff, SIS Process Analysis/Trainer

Sam Wells
Staff, SIS Process Analysis/Trainer

Zuleyka Izquierdo
Manager, Distance Education Testing
(512) 223-1373

Maureen Okoye
Assistant, Distance Learning

Caroline Portillo
Assistant, Distance Learning

Distance Education Assistant Deans & Divisions

Division Distance Learning Assistant Dean
Arts, Digital Media & Communications Dr. Kristina Elizondo
Business Dr. Reed Peoples
Computer Science & Information Technology Rene Polanco
Design, Manufacturing, Construction & Applied Technologies Stephanie Long
Health Sciences Natasha Randolph
Liberal Arts, Humanities & Communications Jason Vidrine
Liberal Arts, Social & Behavioral Sciences Dr. Eduardo Garcia
Public & Social Services James Daniels
Science, Engineering & Math Dr. Thomas Samuel

Distance Education Awards


E-Faculty Award


Michelle Fitzpatrick


Jeff Stringer


Richard Espinosa, Stephanie Long


Eddie Garcia, Scott Gibby


Jack O’Grady


Diara Wilson


Outstanding Impact by an Individual in Higher Education


Richard Espinosa