Vice President of Instruction & Student Engagement

Dr. Fred Hills

2021 Carl M. "Cheesie" Nelson Award Recipient
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Fred Hills


Dr. Fred Hills is the Vice President of Instruction and Student Engagement at McLennan Community College. He is a tenured faculty member and served as the Dean of Arts, Sciences and Business, QEP Director and the Program Director for Computer Information Systems at MCC prior to his appointment as Vice President of Instruction.

Dr. Hills retired from the United States Air Force where he served as an information systems and telecommunications officer living and working in three continents and five countries. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Baylor University, a Masters in Teleprocessing Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a Masters of Divinity from Baylor University, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of North Texas in Denton.

He currently serves on the Prosper Waco Board and is active in the Texas Association of Chief Academic Officers, Texas Association of Career and Technical Educators and the Texas Community College Instructional Administrators where he served as past chair.  Dr. Hills has also served on a number of non-profit and church boards to include serving as the past chair of the Heart of Texas P-20 Council and co-chair of the Prosper Waco College and Career Success Working group.  Dr. Hills has also has served on a number of non-profit and church boards.

Dr. Hills' is married to Barbara and they have two daughters, Sara and Emily. In his spare time, Dr. Hills enjoys gardening, racquetball, hiking, exercising, reading, and international traveling.