Tarleton’s Rachael Capua Named Among Top Fort Worth Latino Leaders

FORT WORTH, Texas — Dr. Rachael Capua, Dean of Tarleton State University-Fort Worth and Vice President for External Operations, has been named one of the top 50 Fort Worth Latino Leaders in concert with the 50th anniversary of the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

A strong advocate of civic engagement, she serves on boards for the Tarrant Area Food Bank, the Center for Transforming Lives and the Young Women’s Leadership Academy. In 2020 she was appointed to the City of Fort Worth Human Relations Commission, where she chaired the education committee. She is a new member of the Rotary Club of Fort Worth.

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Dr. Rachael Capua, Dean of Tarleton State University-Fort Worth and Vice President for External Operations, has been named one of the top 50 Fort Worth Latino Leaders in concert with the 50th anniversary of the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

As Dean of Tarleton’s 80-acre location on Chisholm Trail Parkway, Dr. Capua works with North Central Texas business and industry leaders, university faculty and staff, and community and educational partners to expand existing degree options and add new, market-responsive programs. She provides leadership for the opening of the Interprofessional Education Building, a 102,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility set to open in fall 2024. 

As Vice President for External Operations, she is responsible for Tarleton’s Online Campus and outreach locations at McLennan Community College in Waco and Texas A&M-RELLIS in Bryan.

“It is a sincere honor to be recognized as a Latino leader in our community alongside the many trailblazers positively impacting areas such as entrepreneurship, nonprofit, education, healthcare and media,” Dr. Capua said. “As Tarleton State nears its Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) designation, it brings great joy to be part of this university and our city.” 

Before joining Tarleton State in March 2023, she helped launch the Tarrant To & Through (T3) Partnership as its founding Director of College and Career Success. Prior to that, she served as the first Manager of Internal Communications for the Tarrant County College Chancellor’s Office and in the Division of Student Affairs at Texas Christian University.

A second-generation Mexican American and former community college transfer student, Dr. Capua graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in advertising and public relations from TCU, a master’s in education from the University of Oklahoma and a doctorate in education from Southern Methodist University. 

To learn more about Tarleton-Fort Worth, go to www.tarleton.edu/fortworth/.

A founding member of The Texas A&M System, Tarleton State is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 16,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, 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.
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