Newsletter from Trustee Dr. Pretta VanDible Stallworth, District IX

Aug 1, 2023

Dear District Nine Family,

Interim Chancellor

Houston Community College is transitioning into a new academic year. Dr. Margaret Ford Fisher, the newly selected
Interim Chancellor, will begin her tenure on September 1. She will provide executive leadership for HCC as we transition to the new state funding model for community colleges. As a member of the joint TACC/CCATT Legislative Committee. I understand this new model and the importance of student enrollment, achievement, and success. Dr. Margaret Ford Fisher, who is currently the President of HCC Online, has an extensive background in higher education, including 38 years at HCC in various leadership roles. We thank the current chancellor, Cesar Maldonado, Ph.D., P.E., for his nine years of service leading HCC.

To learn more about Dr. Ford Fisher and to stay up to date on the search please visit


VAST Academy

The HCC Academy for Vocational Advancement and Skills Training (VAST) transforms the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The internationally recognized program provides meaningful opportunities to receive career
readiness credentials, internships, and employment assistance. For more info, please visit


Senior Citizen Community Learning Programs

Seniors interested in returning to school receive special discounts on tuition and fees. These discounts apply to academic and workforce courses. I encourage you to take advantage of this special offer:

  • Age 55-65: 50% discount on tuition and fees
  • Age 65 and older: Free tuition and fees for up to 6 credits per semester


HCC Honors College

The Honors College is the perfect environment for talented students looking for an academic challenge and a rewarding experience. The Honors College offers a challenging array of courses and seminars. Honors College students have exclusive transfer opportunities to more than 30 colleges and universities in Texas and across the country. There is also the opportunity to travel outside the United States. I encourage you to apply. The Honors College is offered at these locations:

  • Central College: 713.718.6336
  • Northline Campus: 713.718.2452
  • Spring Branch Campus: 713.718.5653
  • Stafford Campus: 713.718.5675
  • Eastside Campus: 713.718.6859

Now is the perfect time to take the next step to connect with HCC. Enrollment is always open. To get started, visit, call 713.718.2000, or email

I am strongly committed to the student success at HCC.

We look forward to seeing you at Houston Community College!



Trustee Dr. Pretta VanDible Stallworth Signature

Pretta VanDible Stallworth, Ph.D., PMP

HCC Board of Trustees

District IX


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