Dr. Shannon Hankhouse named director of Tarleton-Waco at MCC

Tarleton State University - Waco

Tarleton State University – Waco

Monday, June 26, 2017

WACO, Texas—Dr. Shannon Hankhouse has been named director of Tarleton State University’s Waco outreach center on the campus of McLennan Community College. An assistant professor of criminal justice, she joined Tarleton in 2004.

As director of the Waco center, Hankhouse will coordinate more than 30 graduate and undergraduate degree programs as well as oversee services for the more than 1,000 students currently enrolled.

“Dr. Hankhouse has worked tirelessly to build the criminal justice program at Tarleton-Waco and strengthen relationships within the community,” said President F. Dominic Dottavio. “I am confident that she will bring that same level of energy and commitment to her new role.”

Hankhouse has a doctorate in higher education leadership from Nova Southwestern University, a master’s in criminal justice from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor’s in criminology from the University of South Florida.

“I am very excited about this opportunity to serve Tarleton and the Waco area,” Hankhouse said. “I have had the pleasure of working on the Waco campus under great leadership, and I look forward to helping expand Tarleton’s Waco outreach program.”

Tarleton, a member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven educational experience marked by academic innovation and exemplary service, and dedicated to transforming students into tomorrow’s professional leaders. With campuses in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online, Tarleton engages with its communities to provide real-world learning experiences and to address societal needs while maintaining its core values of integrity, leadership, tradition, civility, excellence and service.


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A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.