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Our Mission

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.  TABPHE provides an avenue for professional development opportunities that enrich higher education personnel and improve the quality of their professional growth.

Our Vision

TABPHE’s vision is to ensure that the higher educational system in the state of Texas provides equitable opportunities and advancement for Black personnel while fostering a positive environment for Black students to successfully matriculate.

Our Philosophy

TABPHE believes that human performance, increased productivity, and quality of life are enhanced through the sharing of individual experiences. Higher education personnel are rich in experience, knowledge and skills that play a vital role in helping educational institutions address key goals for achieving success.

Our Objectives

  • To act as an advocate of ethnic minorities in the educational process.
  • To evaluate, promote and support programs pertinent to ethnic minorities in colleges, universities and communities.
  • To encourage and promote collaboration among ethnic minorities in the educational process.
  • To assist colleges and universities in the recruitment, placement, and retention of students, faculty, staff and administrators, and to assist in other efforts relative to achieving the educational objectives of the institutions.
  • To stimulate interest in and raise awareness of current issues relevant to ethnic minorities in higher education.
  • To provide a vehicle for disseminating the viewpoint of ethnic minorities regarding the education of African Americans, equal opportunity and affirmative action.
  • To assist in and be supportive of strengthening ethnic minority programs at the secondary school level.

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