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Texas Success Center

Dr. Cynthia Ferrell leads the Texas Success Center's work supporting the scaling of student success strategies and policies for the 50 community college districts in Texas.

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.

What We Do

  • Texas Pathways 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.

Advisory Board

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


  • The Center's initiatives are funded through generous support from philanthropic partners including the Greater Texas Foundation, Houston Endowment, Meadows Foundation, Teagle Foundation, T.L.L. Temple Foundation, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

TSC Staff

  • The TSC has a small and highly-dedicated staff that endeavors to enhance staffing capacity through through strategic collaborations with key partners.