Joe Wyatt
Published May 6, 2019

Amarillo voters gave their go-ahead to a variety of projects and initiatives that will enhance the Amarillo College landscape with passage of an $89.206 million bond referendum in the May 4 election.

Success Is AC NewsThe electorate also expressed its support for College leadership by re-electing all three incumbents on the ballot to new six-year terms on the Board of Regents – Dr. Paul Proffer, who chairs the Board, Johnny Mize and Dr. David Woodburn.


We are excited for the future of Amarillo College and grateful to the community for its incredible and continued support,” Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart, AC president, said. “We sincerely congratulate our regents whose leadership has been monumental.


“The College will now coordinate with the architects to determine a schedule for the projects and initiatives that are included in the Master Plan.”


Regents in February unanimously voted to place the bond referendum on the May 4 ballot. The bond is earmarked to support projects that were identified through a yearlong master planning process.


AC contracted with Parkhill, Smith, and Cooper to develop a Master Plan for all seven of the campuses. Through this study, the group identified seven areas for the College to focus on: building and infrastructure upgrades, ADA compliance, the development of a First Responders and Public Safety Academy, student on-boarding and directional wayfinding, technology improvements, student life experiences, and parking for the Washington Street Campus.