The Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education is a professional association committed to the improvement of educational and employment opportunities
for Chicanos in higher education.

TACHE President 2016 Maria C. Aguirre

Dear TACHE family and guests,

Welcome to the new and improved TACHE website! I invite you to check out the different areas of the website, you will find it easy to navigate, view the photo gallery, get know the TACHE chapters by region, stay informed with upcoming events, preview our social media, and an exclusive job board announcements for members only.  I want to thank the Executive Board of TACHE and in particular our VP of Technology, David Barrientos for his leadership in our transition to a new website, member management system and other technological advancements for the Association.

I invite you to become of member of TACHE and support the mission and commitment to improve the educational and employment opportunities for Chicanos in higher education.  For the last 41 years, TACHE has advocated for issues affecting our Chicano/a populations, specifically in the areas that are critical to education in the state of Texas.  We work collaboratively with MALDEF (Mexican-American Legal Defense Education Fund) and TLEC (Texas Latino Education Coalition) to find solutions, provide advocacy, testify, research topics that affect our growing Chicano/Latino/Hispanic population.

The 42nd annual conference of the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE) will 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.” Mark your calendars and come join us for this exciting, motivating and very timely conference. President-Elect Belinda Saldaña Harmon and her committee are hard at work to bring you an exciting and informational conference.

If predictions hold true, the number of Hispanics will double by 2050; our work needs to be focused on the future. The definition of the Spanish word Adelante is forward, ahead, in front. It may seem simplistic but for nuestra gente, Adelante carries the meaning of giving one’s children a good education, a step forward and above what we were able to achieve. It is important to continue the work that others began many years ago, so that we can continue to move TACHE Adelante with dedication, passion, enthusiasm and mucho orgullo. I am honored to serve TACHE, its memberships and all our partners.


Maria Aguirre
President 2016

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