Welcome from the President

Trinity River Campus President S. Sean MadisonWelcome to the Trinity River Campus! The students, faculty, staff and I invite you to explore all that our beautiful, centrally-located campus has to offer. Situated in historic downtown Fort Worth, which was recently named the best downtown in the nation (according to Livability), the campus is a bustling learner-centered environment—the perfect place for you to achieve your academic and career goals.

From the moment you set foot on the Trinity River Campus, you will notice something different about the campus environment: the college has not only invested in a campus setting to accommodate a community of learners, but it has also created a special place to highlight the values of the Trinity River Campus—our hallmarks—and the college’s commitment to students. Each day, the campus strives to achieve our hallmarks:

  1. An unshakable focus on student success
  2. Service and community engagement
  3. Strong and open communication
  4. Personal and professional growth
  5. Multicultural competence and language acquisition
  6. Interdisciplinary collaboration
  7. Wellness  

As a campus, we believe that we are defined by our ability not only to achieve these hallmarks but also to facilitate an unwavering sense of purpose and high expectations in our students—engaged global citizens and our future leaders. 

As you navigate the campus, which includes our East Campus (aka “TREC”), you will discover that our students come from all corners of the world and all walks of life, creating a rich campus community. Each one—like you—is driven by various personal aspirations which include career exploration and the completion of a college credential before transferring to a 4-year institution.  Whatever your goals may be, you can be assured that faculty and staff are ready to help you reach your goals. And please take advantage of advisement, as well as career and academic success services, as you navigate your educational and career pathway.

Speaking of pathways, we encourage you to research the array of programs that we offer at the Trinity River Campus and at our sister campuses across the Tarrant County College District. At Trinity River, we have designed educational and career paths for students in areas such as healthcare and sign language—and in a number of our general education programs—that will support careers and further study in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines. 

Tarrant County College also boasts of a number of community partnerships, and the Trinity River Campus is home to one of these key partnerships. The Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences (TABS)—a partnership between the Fort Worth ISD, University of North Texas Health Science Center, and Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus—is an Early College High School for students who are interested in healthcare sciences. Students can earn an associate degree or up to two years of transferable college credit.   

As you continue to learn more about the college and the Trinity River Campus, you will soon realize that you are connected to the college’s long and rich legacy of service to the North Central Texas area. Our college’s impact, however, is felt throughout the world based on the accomplishments of our alumni who lead in various sectors of business, industry, education, and government. Continuing that legacy means a deliberate investment of your time (and ours) in equipping each student with the tools needed to be global citizens, civic-minded leaders on campus and in their communities. This kind of civic engagement, however, begins here on campus, and you can find out more when you visit the Trinity River Idea Store. At the Idea Store, you can learn more about student clubs and organizations that will help you cultivate your leadership skills so that you too can be a world-change agent. 

Again, welcome to the Trinity River Campus!  Enjoy your college experience and know that we care about your success. 

S. Sean Madison, Ed.D.


Updated October 26, 2015


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