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A Message to the Tarrant County College Community

Association of Community College Trustees Statement on the Termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program

David Conner |

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Today, the Trump Administration announced the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, providing a six-month window to begin winding down the program for the nearly 800,000 affected recipients. The program was instituted by the Obama Administration in 2012.

Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) President and CEO J. Noah Brown offered the following statement in response.

"DACA is of great importance to thousands of community college students throughout this country, and we are dismayed regarding the decision to terminate this program. Community colleges are open-access institutions whose mission is to educate and empower students to achieve their academic and career goals. DACA is an important asset that facilitates this mission, providing stability and economic opportunity. Terminating DACA undercuts our efforts to serve this population by creating additional barriers to postsecondary access, including the ability for some students to receive in-state tuition. It would also prevent those students in whom we've invested from obtaining legal work in this country. These students were brought to the United States at young ages, and none of them willfully violated the law in order to immigrate to this country. To revoke educational and other life opportunities for reasons beyond their control is undeserved.

"We call on Congress to act quickly to remedy this situation for those individuals profoundly affected by this action."

J. Noah Brown
ACCT President & CEO


The current board meeting agenda for any upcoming meetings, including meeting date, time and location, will always be posted at least 72 hours prior to each meeting. Previous agendas are available in our Board of Trustees News Releases area.


Minutes will be posted after they are approved by the Board. TCC will post archived minutes for the past two years.


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Meeting Times and Places

The Board ordinarily meets the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the May Owen Center, 1500 Houston Street, in downtown Fort Worth. On occasion, meetings may take place at another TCC location.

2017–2018 Schedule

Meeting dates are subject to change with proper notification.

  • September 21, 2017
  • October 19, 2017
  • November 14, 2017 (Tuesday)
  • December 14, 2017 (if needed)
  • January 18, 2018
  • February 15, 2018
  • March 22, 2018
  • April 19, 2018
  • May 17, 2018
  • June 21, 2018
  • July 19, 2018 (if needed)
  • August 16, 2018

Roles and Responsibilities

TCC Bylaws: Board of TrusteesListen (PDF will open in a new window)

ADA Accommodations

For ADA requests for accommodations contact:
Ricardo Coronado, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
1500 Houston Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Updated September 22, 2017