HCC well-represented in TACHE's inaugural class of Career and Leadership Development Institute Fellows

Feb 4, 2020

The Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE) is proud to announce the inaugural 12 Career and Leadership Development Institute Fellows, which includes Houston Community College's own Alejandra Campos-Guerrero and Martin Perez.

The fellows have been selected to participate in a year-long institute to promote Hispanic representation in higher education leadership.

TACHE accepted nominations from Texas college and university administrators who submitted nominations of up-and-coming Hispanic leaders.

The curriculum was designed by current and past TACHE State Board members who also serve as leaders of colleges and universities in Texas. There are four topic areas that participants will focus on during the one-day pre-conference institute and additional topic areas will be delivered via webinar throughout the academic year.

“This is an exciting time for TACHE,” said Dr. Elizabeth Palacios, TACHE’s immediate Past- President. “We feel that it is our responsibility to develop future leaders who can come to our institute and receive philosophical and applicable research on how to further their careers in higher education.”

According to the 2017 American College President Study, 73 percent of college leaders are White. The study was commissioned by the American Council on Education. TACHE’s mission is dedicated to the improvement of educational and employment opportunities for Chicanos in higher education.

The following are the founding institutions who will send representatives to participate in the Career and Leadership Development Institute: Del Mar College, Houston Community College, Lee College, Lone Star College, Tarrant County College, University of Houston, University of Houston-Victoria, University of Incarnate Word, and University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley.

The 12 fellows selected for the inaugural cohort are:

“TACHE is well positioned to assist our community with leadership development by connecting rising talent with experts in the field,” said Dr. Magdalena de la Teja, a TACHE past president.

The faculty who will lead the institute are:

Daniel Villanueva, TACHE President-Elect, announced that the inaugural cohort would be named after Linda Contreras-Bullock, a long-time member and former president. Contreras- Bullock was a dedicated administrator at the University of Houston—Clear Lake, championing diversity and Latino success throughout her career. She retired in 2017.

“I was shocked and honored that the State Board found it necessary to honor me with the naming rights of the inaugural institute. I plan to engage with each participate and I’m committed to advocating for their placement in higher positions,” said Contreras-Bullock.

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