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TACHE 42nd Annual State Conference, Austin, TX
February 26 - March 1, 2017, Wyndham Garden Hotel, Austin, Texas
Welcome to the 42nd Annual TACHE Conference!
It is my honor to invite and welcome you to the 42nd annual conference of the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE) to be held in Austin, Texas, February 26-March 1, 2017. The conference theme this year is “Creer y Crecer: Inspiring and Building a Stronger Nation through Higher Education.”
It was the late Dr. Hector P. Garcia—founder of the American G.I. Forum—who said “Education is our Freedom and Freedom should be Everybody’s Business.” TACHE has made higher education our business. Via advocacy, scholarships, sharing expertise and best practices, we continue to advocate for underrepresented students, faculty and staff.
The TACHE conference provides a critical opportunity to showcase great work that enhances educational and employment opportunities for Latinos in higher education. We seek to inspire and build upon that work as we address historical disparities.
Now more than ever, we must work to ensure that underrepresented populations have access to higher education; further, that underrepresented faculty and staff have access and pathways to tenure and leadership positions at colleges and universities. As great advocates like Dr. Garcia would likely agree, the front of the classroom impacts the back of the classroom, just as the top leadership impacts critical decisions about whom is served and how.
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Join us in Austin as we continue to honor those that came before us by advocating for those that have yet to come. An educated Texas is a stronger Texas, and a stronger Texas is critical to the business of a stronger nation.
I look forward to meeting you in Austin!
Belinda Saldaña Harmon
Early-Bird Conference Registration
Early-bird registration is available until December 31st, 2016.
Early-bird registration for current TACHE State Members: $275
Regular Conference Registration
Registration for current TACHE State Members: $350
Conference registration includes all meals as outlined in the conference agenda. Additional guest meals and banquet tickets can be purchased here. We do not offer refunds for any purchased tickets, however tickets are transferable. Groups of 11 or more students may benefit from a discounted registration rate. Contact Maria Guerrero if you are unable to attend, have any questions regarding the conference or if you would like to know more about our student group rate:
Maria Guerrero, (806) 433 6415, email@example.com
Conference Meal/Banquet Tickets (for guests) Sold Out
Wyndham Garden Hotel, Austin, TX
3401 South IH-35, Austin, TX 78741, Tel: 1-512-448-2444
Hotel Reservations - Hotel Rate is valid only until February 4, 2017; after this date the price may increase.
To make a reservation online click here: TACHE Annual Conference Wyndham Garden Hotel
Book now to receive the preferred rate for conference attendees starting at USD 109.00 per night.
For questions regarding your hotel reservation please email Lyndsey Heaney. Mention TACHE in your email.
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
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