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The historical perspective of TABPHE's Mission, Purpose, and Goals is part of a process to affirm the direction of the association then, now and in the future. 

The Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education (TABPHE) is a statewide, voluntary, educational association that represents all levels of higher education and serves as a voice for Black faculty, staff, students and administrators in order to ensure a better educational system for all.

1973 - Birth of Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education (TABPHE)

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.

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