Letter from the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Success

zarinaWelcome to Richland College of the Dallas County Community College District. In 2005, Richland College was recognized as a recipient of the Texas Award for Performance Excellence and Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Both these prestigious awards are a testament of this institution’s commitment to performance excellence. Richland College’s mission of teaching, learning and community building is reflected in every course, program, and support service we offer. I invite you to explore the many ways Richland College can serve you in pursuing your pathways to success.

The opportunities for learning we offer at Richland College are as diverse as our student body. Students seeking an affordable start toward a bachelor degree, career and technical skills, personal enrichment, or lifelong learning can pursue their learning goals at Richland College. We offer a variety of day, evening, weekend, and online courses leading to over 100 degrees:

as well as certificates and skills achievement awards. Courses are available in traditional 15-week fall and spring terms as well as during summer, winter, May, flex, and fast track terms. Whichever option fits you, we are here to help you navigate and achieve your goals.

The following Schools are under the supervision of the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Success:

Richland College’s outstanding faculty strive for excellence and demonstrate continuous dedication to student-centered values, learning, and personal growth. Our faculty, advisors, and staff are available to help you in any way possible. They contribute to advance Richland College’s vision of becoming the best place we can be to learn, teach and build sustainable local and world community. We are committed to your success; without you, we would not be here!

I appreciate your interest in Richland College and look forward to seeing you on our beautiful campus. A rich educational experience awaits you here and my very best to you in your journey.

Warm Regards,

Zarina Blankenbaker, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Success