Central Region - ACC Austin Community College Chapter

Central Region Representative: Dr. Daniel Rodriguez

Central Region Co-Representative: Vanessa Medina-Flores

The ACC Chapter of TACHE includes faculty, staff, administration and students of Austin Community College. We support the goals of the statewide organization and have focused primarily on the access, participation, retention, and success of Chicano/Latino students in higher education. We invite all employees and students of Austin Community College to join our chapter, attend our meetings, and become involved in our activities!

President’s Welcome

Welcome to the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education - Austin Community College Chapter. We are delighted that you are interested in the work of our organization.

As you explore this website, you will find that ACC-TACHE offers broad based efforts to support the goals of the TACHE statewide organization focused on providing access, participation, retention, and success of Chicano(a) students, staff, faculty-adjunct, and administrators in higher education.

We invite all employees of Austin Community College to join the Chapter, participate in our meetings, and become engaged in our efforts to have a college-wide commitment to student and employee success.

ACC TACHE is proud to support ACC’s emerging status as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). As a Chapter, we boast many points of pride including:

  • Fundraising for ACC student Scholarships.
  • Helping to organize ACC educational programs.
  • Mentoring ACC students.
  • Providing professional development and leadership training for members.
  • Supporting increased representation of Chicano/Latino staff, faculty and administration.

Through this website we can only provide you with a glimpse of the efforts we are undertaking to implement effective strategies that will raise academic achievement and opportunity for minority students. We invite you to join us at one of our meetings and welcome your participation and contributions!

Sinceramente, Leticia González, M.A. ACC TACHE President | Austin Community College District 

Austin Community College TACHE Chapter Officers

President - Leticia Gonzalez

Vice President - Guillermo "Willie" Martinez

Secretary & Membership Coordinator - Vanessa Medina-Flores

Treasurer - Dr. Richard Armenta

Scholarship Coordinator - Irma Apolinar

History

In December 2002 TACHE was honored by being named an affiliate organization at ACC by Dr. Richard Fonte, former President of ACC and currently President of College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois. Dr. Magdalena H. de la Teja, Dean of Student Services, was named the Official Representative to the Office of the President for the TACHE affiliate organization.

On December 9, 2004, the statewide TACHE Board granted ACC permission to establish its own ACC TACHE Chapter and approved its new constitution and bylaws. Thereafter, the new chapter members elected the first slate of officers who took office January 3, 2005. The inaugural officers were: Dr. Magdalena H. de la Teja, President; Dr. Richard Armenta, Vice President; Mr. Javier Olguin, Secretary; Mr. Albert Perez, Treasurer; and Ms. Nancy Vargas, Membership Coordinator.

These individuals lead the ACC TACHE Chapter with the knowledge that there were many other ACC faculty and administrators who provided leadership for TACHE activities at ACC in the past, notably Dr. Ramon Dovalina, Past President of Laredo Community College; Laredo, Texas and Dr. Margie Huerta, Campus Executive Officer, Doña Ana Branch Community College of New Mexico State University; Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Our chapter works with Dr. Richard Rhodes, ACC President, to meet its goals of scholarship fundraising, improved Hispanic student access and success, increased representation of Hispanics within the ACC faculty, staff, and administration, and gaining HSI status.

Our chapter also has worked with an active participation in the selection of the ACC President, Dr Richard Rhodes, through the Sobre Mesa forum.