Dr. Reed Peoples holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Education from Chicago State University; a Master of Science in Accounting from Roosevelt University; and a Doctorate of Education from Baylor University. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. Dr. Peoples has held leadership positions with Campbell Soup Company, Quaker Oats, Inc., and Ford Motor Company. He has taught for 36 years in higher education and previously held the Dean of Business position. He is currently serving as Department Chair of Accounting at Austin Community College.