Tarleton hosts Tarrant County College leaders

TCC Leaders Visit TSU

Tarleton State University

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Tarleton State University administrators welcomed a delegation of Tarrant County College (TCC) District leaders to campus on Monday to solidify its relationship with the Fort Worth institution and to showcase ongoing initiatives geared towards a seamless transfer process for TCC students who wish to attend Tarleton.

President F. Dominic Dottavio, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Karen Murray, and Dr. Kim Rynearson, assistant vice president of outreach and off-campus programs, along with faculty and staff leaders welcomed the TCC leadership team to Stephenville and provided a tour of campus that included presentations regarding specific degree programs and initiatives.

“We were delighted to host the Tarrant County College District leaders on the Stephenville campus,” said Rynearson. “The visit was the result of our growing partnership with the TCC District and we hoped to acquaint their leaders with our campus and learning spaces as well as the various services and initiatives that we have in place to support student success and faculty innovation.”

Among those visiting the Tarleton campus from TCC on Monday were: Southeast campus President Dr. Bill Coppola, South campus President Dr. Peter Jordon, Northeast campus President Dr. Larry Darlage, Trinity River campus President Dr. Tahita Fulkerson, Vice President for Teaching and Learning Services Dr. Bryan Stewart, Vice Chancellor for Student Success Dr. Joy Gates Black, and Vice Chancellor for Communications and External Affairs Reginald Gates.

“We have found that TCC students arrive at Tarleton very well prepared,” said Rynearson. “We hope to work with TCC for a very long time to provide students with bachelor degree completion options in Fort Worth and in Stephenville.”

In June 2012, Tarleton and TCC formalized an agreement to make it easier for the community college's students to transition to Tarleton to complete their education. The provisions of the agreement include dual admission, program specific agreements, two-step program agreements, laboratory medicine consortium agreements, alternate delivery of baccalaureate and graduate programs, and non-academic consortium agreements.

“We’ve had the opportunity to speak with faculty and students, and we now have a sense of the scope of the programs,” said Fulkerson, the Trinity River campus president. “Now, it would be very easy for me to go speak to our students and tell them to not overlook Tarleton. It’s the right price and size, and it’s a beautiful, welcoming campus.”

With a fall 2012 enrollment of approximately 1,200 students at the Southwest Metroplex Center, Tarleton now offers 24 undergraduate degree completion programs and 10 graduate degree programs in Fort Worth, as well as five certification programs and courses towards the university’s doctorate in educational leadership.

For more information regarding educational opportunities at Tarleton’s Fort Worth campus, please visit: http://www.tarleton.edu/fortworth/index.html.


Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System

Contact: Kurt Mogonye

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