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About Jeffrey Holmes

Dr. Jeffrey Holmes, a graduate of the Community College Leadership Program at The University of Texas-Austin is a recognized expert research-practitioner in on-line education, access, athletics, ethics and leadership. His research involves personality and behavior in post secondary education, organization and instructional program development at post secondary institutions. His broad range of expertise includes first year experience, student-athletics, disabilities compliance and services, civil rights complaints and resolution agreements, instruction, faculty development, team building, public private partnerships, leadership, community colleges and transfer issues, classification and compensation, program design, higher education and government relationships, entrepreneurism and small business development.
He has served over two decades at universities and two year community colleges in various roles including as faculty, Dean, and District Compliance Officer. He served as a California Community College Statewide Representative for 10 comprehensive community colleges and has served on several statewide committees. Jeffrey currently has mentored 1,000s of young men and women to transition to college, degree completion and careers. Jeffrey Holmes aka "Dr. Accessible" is available for keynote and training sessions.


Present Board Chair President Austin Kappa Educational Leadership Foundation, University of Texas at Austin

Research Interests

Ethics, Disability Law, Educational Leadership and Personality and Social Context, Sport, Professional Development

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Honors and Awards

  • County of San Bernardino – Visionary Leadership Award 2010
  • Goodwill Industries, Southern California- Business Excellence Award 2010
  • Jesse Jones Scholarship award, Houston Endowment Inc. 2011
  • Recognition from Los Angeles City and County 2012