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About the Center

The Texas Success Center (the “Center”) was established at the Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC) in 2013 through its 501(c)3 affiliate, the Texas Community College Education Initiative, to tighten the linkage between practice, research, and policy enabling Texas community colleges to benefit from national research and promising practices on how to accelerate degree completion. As such, the Center serves as a statewide hub for efforts to improve postsecondary student success.


Advisory Board


TACC has developed its student success campaign around a 5-point plan based on key policy issues: Workforce and Skills Alignment; Measuring and Funding Success; College Readiness; Transfer and Articulation; and Texans in Community Colleges. By aligning the work on these issues, the TSC will address the most significant and pressing challenges that have been identified as barriers to student success.

The Center is advised by a group of highly-regarded educational practitioners and researchers who help to set our strategic vision and direction--and, to provide practical advice on advancing the Center's efforts.

Our newest initiative, the Texas Pathways Project, focuses on building capacity for community colleges to design and implement structured academic and career pathways at scale, for all students.

The Center also houses the Board of Trustees Institute, and manages a Texas Workforce Commision grant.


TSC Staff

The Center is funded through generous support from the Houston Endowment, Greater Texas Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, the Meadows Foundation, and TG.

The TSC has a small and highly-dedicated staff, which endeavors to enhance staffing capacity through the use of Leadership Teams composed of expert practitioners and researchers--and, through strategic collaborations with key partners.