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Meet Allen Goben, Northeast Campus President

Allen Goben, Ed.D., joined Tarrant County College in August 2014 as the new president of the Northeast Campus. He brings more than 25 years of experience in education to this role, previously serving as an administrator, coach, college recruiter, counselor and faculty member.

Dr. Goben greets people with a hearty handshake and a smile

Goben previously served as president of Heartland Community College in Normal, Ill., where he helped to double the college foundation’s endowment and created Heartland GPS: Guided Path to Success – a framework for improved student planning and success.

While he was president of Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) in Hazard, Ky., his team achieved a 24 percent improvement in student success in three years. HCTC was honored as a one of the best places to work in Kentucky and was on the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” list.

As a counselor for Advanced Technologies, Goben led Student Service Operations. His teaching experience includes communications, geography, human relations and social studies.

In 2009, Goben was honored as a distinguished graduate at The University of Texas at Austin Community College Leadership Program. In 2011, as part of the American Association of Community Colleges, Goben served on the 21st Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges and the Voluntary Framework of Accountability Steering Committee.

A first-generation college student who began his post-secondary education at Indian Hills Community College in Iowa, Goben went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in History from Iowa State University. His graduate degrees include a master’s degree in School Counseling from Drake University and a doctorate degree in Educational Administration from The University of Texas at Austin Community College Leadership Program.