Author Profile

Stacey Guney | Director of the HLC ACCelerator, Austin Community College

Current Position and Past Experience
Stacey Güney is the Director of the ACCelerator at the Highland Campus of Austin Community College – the world’s largest “learning emporium” where she is responsible for the integration of all college departments. The ACCelerator is part of the first phase of the conversion of the former Highland Mall which is revitalizing an Austin landmark, an area rich in history, with a focus on expanding access to higher education, improving student success, and training an elite workforce to help regional businesses grow. The first phase, the former JCPenneys, open in the Fall of 2014 and includes the use of technology in order to facilitate targeted instruction and student services to create a personalized and modularized approach for students. The immersion of student services throughout all aspects of this new environment will result in a state-of-the art center for innovative learning, training excellence, and community engagement. Prior to this, Güney served as a consultant in higher education as the Director of Space Utilization and Master Planning at Facility Programming and Consulting. Overseas, she worked on the launch of the Dubai Cares charity and as a consultant in planning, regeneration, and development.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Güney holds an undergraduate degree in Math, Physics, and English from Greenville College and a Masters of Science in Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. Stacey is currently a doctoral student at the University Of North Texas Department Of Learning Technologies. Her current research interests include neuroscience and non-cognitive skill development in instructional design, responsible use of technology in education, and the use of technology in math instruction. She is looking forward to attending the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) Technology and Transfer Conference in July as the opening plenary speaker.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Güney brings an international perspective in her roles through her years of extended residencies abroad. She is the mother of four children. She enjoys serving her community in a variety of roles and has served as an officer for the Alamo Heights Lions Club, as vice-president for the Olmos Park Economic Development Corporation, and on the board of the First Presbyterian Church Children’s Center.

Connect
Stacey Guney can be found on LinkedIn.
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