After 7 ½ years of service at Texarkana College, President James Henry Russell bids the campus farewell. Russell announced this decision and his new job as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at BWI Companies, Inc. on September 6 at the Texarkana College Board of Trustees meeting. Although he is saddened to leave Texarkana, he is excited to embark on his new role at BWI starting January 2019. Read more
On September 12, the Senate Education Committee met with the Senate Higher Education Committee to review the opportunities, outcomes, and rigor regarding dual credit in the state of Texas. The committee heard from Raymund Paredes, Commissioner of Higher Education, David Troutman, associate vice chancellor at The University of Texas System, Tyler Miller, principal researcher for AIR, and lastly Jacob Fraire, president and CEO of Texas Association of Community Colleges. Read more on how dual credit proved to be essential to providing students opportunities to succeed in college and achieve 60x30TX goals.