FORT WORTH, Texas (May 31, 2012)
Tarrant County College Chancellor Erma Johnson Hadley has been elected to the board of the American Association of Community Colleges, an advocacy group for nearly 1,200 two-year associate degree-granting institutions and more than 13 million students. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AACC supports and promotes its member colleges through policy initiatives, innovative programs, research, information and strategic research outreach to business, industry and the national news media.
“Having a voice on the AACC board allows TCC to have direct input in developing policies that best address the primary challenges we face delivering services to the citizens of Tarrant County,” said Hadley, who was named Chancellor after a 41-year career that began in the classroom. She previously served as chairman of three high-profile boards in North Texas: the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Board, the Tarrant County Hospital District Board of Managers, and the North Texas Commission.
Throughout her career, Hadley has enjoyed many successes, including her work with Visions Unlimited, TCC’s education-access effort with homeless shelters in Tarrant County; induction into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame; and recognition as a Local Freedom’s Sister as part of the national Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the Cincinnati Museum Center.
She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Prairie View A&M University and a Master of Education from Bowling Green University. She also holds an Honorary Doctorate in Education from Paul Quinn College and has completed the Seminar for New Presidents at Harvard University.
Media Contact: 817-515-5212