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,
February 11, 2013
On behalf of the TACHE Board of Directors, Regional Representatives and those who contributed, to the success of the 38th Annual TACHE Conference, we want to extend a heartfelt thank you to you who attended this conference. “TACHE, Chicano, Now More Than Ever!” was a conference theme that echoed throughout our time together. The huge success of the standing room only Student Strand, highlighting our keynote speaker, LTC(ret) Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch, was just the beginning of recognizing that our work is not done.
Speaking of the “ganas” that was necessary to achieve great goals, many of our speakers addressed the challenges we face today. As we viewed the Tejano Monument and heard the many sessions that illustrated our desire to accomplish our task of bringing equity in education, we illustrated the many ways in which TACHE contributes to this goal.
Letter from the President
Our thanks to the distinguished speakers from our profession and the students who provided us with insight into the impact that we make on others. Our visit to the Texas Capitol made this impact felt by the Legislative aides and Legislators that we visited. The teaming up of student and professional, not only provided a unified message to our Senators and Representatives, but also provided an opportunity to honor the value we place in each other. Our message could not have been clearer. We are the future of our state and an investment in education is essential. Although we are at the beginning of the Legislative session, the work that is being done now could never be more critical.
As I encouraged those at the conference, I look for your input related to issues you think should be addressed by TACHE. The Board will be meeting soon and will discuss the resolutions put forward from the regional caucuses. We will also be working on a Strategic Plan for TACHE and developing Strategic Goals for 2013. As we move forward, I am looking for TACHE to have a very productive year.
TACHE President 2013
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