Dr. William Holda

Rural Community Leaders Fellow (2023)
President, Kilgore College (Retired)
Executive Consultant for Board Development and Executive Searches
Association of Community College Trustees

Dr. William Holda served as the eighth president of Kilgore College from 1996-2016. In addition to being the longest-serving president in the history of the institution, Holda served an additional 21 years as a music instructor, department chair, director of the fine arts division, and dean of admissions & registrar. Holda’s entire career has been in a rural environment, and he continues to serve that sector. Since his retirement, he has led 10 community college presidential searches for rural colleges and over a dozen board retreats and workshops for the Association of Community College Trustees.

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