The Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education is a professional association committed to the improvement of educational and employment opportunities for Hispanics in higher education.
Dear Member and Guest,
June 10, 2013
As the 83rd Texas Legislature comes to a close, we can reflect on the successes and in some cases disappointments in the legislation that was passed. The attacks on restricting curriculum in History and resident status of students attending public institutions of higher education were defeated. As a board action, TACHE took a stand in opposing carrying concealed handguns on college campuses. Although this House bill ( HB 972) passed in the Texas House, it was not voted on by the Texas Senate. Bills related to higher education enrollment assistance, public school accountability and math and science scholars loan repayment program were passed and are awaiting the Governor’s signature. TACHE was witness against HB 1938 and for HB 2550. Both had outcomes favorable to TACHE and the students that we support. Unfortunately, SB 1, with many funding issues, was not able to address the re-authorization of the Doctoral Incentive Loan Repayment Program. TACHE’s legislative committee will continue to press and seek support for this re-authorization by the Legislature.
Letter from the President
The TACHE Board of Directors and the Regional Representatives continue to meet at our quarterly meetings. We are excited about our plans to host the 39th annual TACHE conference in Ft Worth on February 19-22, 2014. Our theme “Avanzamos Juntos:Shared Success and Prosperity through Higher Education!” will highlight our many accomplishments and goals for the future. Early Bird registration is currently active and I encourage you to join me in registering for our conference.
I would like to thank all those who helped host the TACHE Board meeting in San Antonio this past April. Special thanks to San Antonio College for providing a beautiful location at their Koehler House. Dr.Robert Ziegler, Dr. Emma Mendiola, & Dr. Frank Solis represented SAC as our hosts as well as the gracious support from Palo Alto College including Dr Daniel Rodriguez and Dr.Mike Flores. Dr. Eyra Perez hosted an information session for the Board at Cafe College and we thank her for her continued support of TACHE. Thank you also goes out to past president of TACHE, Dr Jude Valdez for his active support.
TACHE continues to collaborate with other like organizations in creating coalitions to address legislative issues. It is also forming strategic partnerships as part of TACHE’s strategic plan.
TACHE President 2013
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