Ahmy Arca currently serves as the Vice-President of Student Services at Ranger College in Ranger, Texas. Some of the responsibilities he has at Ranger is to oversee student housing, student support services, security, and student management. Additionally, Mr. Arca is tasked with supervising advising and counseling, financial aid, the registrar’s office, and student life.
Prior to coming to Ranger, Ahmy served as the Coordinator of Retention & Counseling Services at Pasco-Hernando State College. As Coordinator of Retention & Counseling Services he was responsible for the direction and support for the successful implementation of a holistic retention model at Pasco-Hernando State College. The primary goal being to ensure that PHSC has an infrastructure in place to maximize progression from enrollment in a program to graduation.
Before Ahmy was promoted to Retention and Counseling, he served nine years as the Coordinator of Student Life & Leadership at the East Campus in Dade City. His role as coordinator was to oversee all student engagement events, new student ambassadors, clubs, organizations, the Student Government Association, and the Student Leadership Program which included a Summer Student Life Retreat.
Prior to working in Student Life, he began his career in higher education as an Academic Advisor. He served in this capacity for 7 years beginning in 2006 at Hillsborough Community College and then moving to PHCC in July of 2007. Additionally, Ahmy also served as an assistant men’s basketball coach at HCC, PHCC, and briefly at Florida College in Temple Terrace, FL.
Ahmy graduated with his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of South Florida in 2003. After obtaining his BA, he began his career in education as a teacher at Wesley Chapel High School. At WCHS, Ahmy was the lead teacher for the Student Support Assistance Program (SSAP). SSAP was an initiative to serve “At Risk” students and provide tutoring and mentorship. In 2018, he earned a Master of Science in Leadership degree from Nova Southeastern University.
Ahmy currently lives in Aledo, Texas, with his wife, Desirae, and son, AJ (13). His oldest daughter, Justice (21) is a senior at Florida International University while his youngest daughter, Ahmari (17), is a high school senior at Wesley Chapel High School and college sophomore through dual credit at Pasco-Hernando State College in Florida. His stepson, Logan (14) will be a high school freshman this year
Vice-President of Student Services at Ranger College