Diana Doyle

Arapahoe Community College

Dr. Diana Doyle has been President of Arapahoe Community College (ACC) since April 2010 and has more than 41 years of professional experience in higher education. Under her leadership ACC has addressed student success rates in completion; established a Veterans Services Center, a Diversity & Inclusive Excellence Council, and a President’s Student Advisory Council; grown the online learning program and the Concurrent Enrollment program of qualified high school students taking college classes; completed a multi-million dollar science facility project; began offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Emergency Services Administration; and opened a newly constructed Collaboration Campus to provide students with seamless pathways through on-site partnerships with K-12, University, and employers.  ACC is a Top 100 Best Workplaces in Colorado and nationally named a Top College for Adult Learners. 

Doyle received the 2018 NASPA Region 4W Presidential Excellence Award, the 2016 Presidential Award of Distinction by the national honorary society Phi Theta Kappa, and the 2014 President of the Year Award from the State Student Advisory Council for Colorado community colleges. She served as NASPA President in 2008-2009 and was named a NASPA Foundation Pillar of the Profession in 2010.
Prior to ACC, Doyle was the Executive VP of Learning & Student Affairs at the Community College of Denver, and twice served as Interim President at Western Nebraska Community College where she was the VP of Instruction & Student Services. Doyle’s career includes leadership roles at Colorado School of Mines, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Illinois State University. 
Doyle serves on multiple economic development and workforce councils and is a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accrediting body. She earned her Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Colorado-Denver and Bachelor and Master degrees from Illinois State University.