Message from the Chancellor

TCC Vision 2015, the five-year strategic plan adopted by the Board of Trustees in 2010, marked the beginning of the transformation of the College to a culture of measuring success by student outcomes.

Our Board, administration, faculty and support staff are all focused on these goals to help our students achieve their dreams.  This report to the community is a follow-up to let you know how we’re doing with keeping our promise to meet those goals.

We have experienced significant growth in the success of our students through the adoption of 19 strategies to support our three goals. Some of the strategies have been “disruptive innovations”—innovations supported by research that sometimes took us out of our comfort zones.

Additionally, the College has expanded access for all citizens, including the underrepresented populations in our community, in new and different ways.Weekend College, new College centers closer to neighborhoods, two Early College High Schools, and an increase in dual credit enrollment where high school students enroll in college courses in 11th and 12th grades, all offer greater access to Tarrant County residents.

TCC graduated 4,760 students this past May —one of the largest graduating classes at any community college in the United States, and the success of these students will have an immediate impact on our community.  While some of these students are moving on to pursue baccalaureate degrees, many others are job-ready students who are needed for local business and industry.  They help fuel our economy and enhance the quality of life for all of us.

Tarrant County College is not just transforming the College; its momentum and success will also transform the lives of our students, their families, our community and the nation.  This report reflects that momentum and our unwavering commitment to student success.  Thank you for all the support you give to TCC. Our students thank you, too!

Erma C. Johnson Hadley