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TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF BLACK PERSONNEL IN HIGHER EDUCATION

ABOUT US

FOUNDER & PAST PRESIDENT


Ivory Moore

Texas A&M University-Commerce

FOUNDER & PAST PRESIDENT


Erma Johnson Hadley

Tarrant County College District

FOUNDER


The Honorable Reby Cary

University of Texas at Arlington

The Vision

Since 1973, the Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education has been a dynamic organization which provides a statewide vehicle for a diverse, multicultural workforce to learn, share, direct, lead and influence our educational system.

As rich as the organization is in resources, it is also rich in history. The founders of this great organization had a vision to formally organize an association to promote, maintain and assure the development and growth of African Americans in the educational process.

Our History

On April 7-9, 1973, several representatives of state and private institutions of higher education, within and outside the State of Texas, met at the Ramada Inn Central in Dallas, Texas, to discuss concerns pertinent to the well-being of African Americans at higher education institutions in the state of Texas.

It was determined that because all in attendance served in various specialized positions within these institutions with a commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action efforts in higher education, that we formally organize an association to promote, maintain and assure the development and growth of African Americans in the educational process.

Under the leadership of those who served as president of the state organization, for the more than 25 years following this action, hundreds of African-American leaders have acted as a unified force to address new and recurring challenges in Texas higher education. 

These former presidents and their institutions are listed below:

Years

President and Institution

1973-1979

Ivory Moore, East Texas State University

1979-1981

Mary McFall, Southern Methodist University

1981-1983

Erma C. Johnson, Tarrant County Jr. College

1983-1985

Roland Hayes, Austin Community College

1985-1987

Dr. Corinthian Fields, Moutainview College

1987-1989

Dr. Elizabeth Branch, Tarrant County Jr. College

1989-1991

Dr. Marie Cromwell, Houston Community College

1991-1993

Jafus Cavil, Texas State Technical College

1993-1995

Rev. Clarence Glover, Southern Methodist University

1995-1997

Eddie Harris, St. Philip’s College

1997-2001

Dr. Rod C. Fluker, Sr., Austin Community College

2001-2003

Pearl Conyers, St Philips’ College

2003-2005

James Shippy, Southwest College – Houston Community College System

2005-2007

Arthur Gregg, University of Texas at Dallas

2007-2009

Dr. Laurie Fluker, Texas State University-San Marcos

2009-2011

Dr. Felicia J. Scott, College Dreams

2011-2013

Dr. Cherry Gooden, Texas Southern University

2013-2015

Joseph Hebert, San Jacinto College

 2015-2017

          Tanisha Shorter, Dallas County Community College District
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