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Central Region - ACC Austin Community College Chapter
Central Region Representative: Vanessa Medina-Flores
Central Region Co-Representative: Dr. Randolph Baca
The ACC Chapter of TACHE includes faculty, staff, administration and students of Austin Community College. We support the goals of the statewide organization and have focused primarily on the access, participation, retention, and success of Chicano/Latino students in higher education. We invite all employees and students of Austin Community College to join our chapter, attend our meetings, and become involved in our activities!
Welcome to the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education - Austin Community College Chapter. We are delighted that you are interested in the work of our organization.
As you explore this website, you will find that ACC-TACHE offers broad based efforts to support the goals of the TACHE statewide organization focused on providing access, participation, retention, and success of Chicano(a) students, staff, faculty-adjunct, and administrators in higher education.
We invite all employees of Austin Community College to join the Chapter, participate in our meetings, and become engaged in our efforts to have a college-wide commitment to student and employee success.
ACC TACHE is proud to support ACC’s emerging status as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). As a Chapter, we boast many points of pride including:
Through this website we can only provide you with a glimpse of the efforts we are undertaking to implement effective strategies that will raise academic achievement and opportunity for minority students. We invite you to join us at one of our meetings and welcome your participation and contributions!
Sinceramente, Leticia González, M.A. ACC TACHE President | Austin Community College District
Austin Community College TACHE Chapter Officers
President - Leticia Gonzalez
Vice President - Guillermo "Willie" Martinez
Secretary & Membership Coordinator - Vanessa Medina-Flores
Treasurer - Dr. Richard Armenta
Scholarship Coordinator - Irma Apolinar
In December 2002 TACHE was honored by being named an affiliate organization at ACC by Dr. Richard Fonte, former President of ACC and currently President of College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois. Dr. Magdalena H. de la Teja, Dean of Student Services, was named the Official Representative to the Office of the President for the TACHE affiliate organization.
On December 9, 2004, the statewide TACHE Board granted ACC permission to establish its own ACC TACHE Chapter and approved its new constitution and bylaws. Thereafter, the new chapter members elected the first slate of officers who took office January 3, 2005. The inaugural officers were: Dr. Magdalena H. de la Teja, President; Dr. Richard Armenta, Vice President; Mr. Javier Olguin, Secretary; Mr. Albert Perez, Treasurer; and Ms. Nancy Vargas, Membership Coordinator.
These individuals lead the ACC TACHE Chapter with the knowledge that there were many other ACC faculty and administrators who provided leadership for TACHE activities at ACC in the past, notably Dr. Ramon Dovalina, Past President of Laredo Community College; Laredo, Texas and Dr. Margie Huerta, Campus Executive Officer, Doña Ana Branch Community College of New Mexico State University; Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Our chapter works with Dr. Richard Rhodes, ACC President, to meet its goals of scholarship fundraising, improved Hispanic student access and success, increased representation of Hispanics within the ACC faculty, staff, and administration, and gaining HSI status.
Our chapter also has worked with an active participation in the selection of the ACC President, Dr Richard Rhodes, through the Sobre Mesa forum.
The Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education would like to offer our sincere congratulations to the new members of the TACHE Executive Committee:
Dr. Elizabeth Palacios, Baylor University
Dr. Serafin Garcia, Tarrant County College, Trinity River Campus
Central Region Representative
Vanessa Medina-Flores, Austin Community College
Dr. Randolph Baca, Temple College, Co- Representative
Northeast Region Representative
Gilbert Hernandez, Texas A&M University Commerce
Plains Regional Representative
Dr. Florencio Aranda III, Texas Tech University
Dr. Elsa Diego-Medrano, West Texas A&M University, Co- Representative
For more information about Chicano culture, have a look at our list of recommended books, movies and resources.