TCC Chancellor Appoints New Northeast President

Dr  Allen Goben 2013 (2) (2)FORT WORTH, Texas (July 16, 2014) — Tarrant County College Chancellor Erma Johnson Hadley has named Allen Goben to replace retiring TCC Northeast Campus President Larry Darlage, who is retiring after 18 years of distinguished service.
Goben has devoted more than 25 years to collaborative leadership and learning excellence as a faculty member, coach, college recruiter, counselor and administrator. He has worked as a senior executive for Community College Partnerships with Western Governors University and served as the inaugural chancellor of WGU Missouri. As president of Heartland Community College in Normal, Ill., 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.
“The commitment that Dr. Goben has to student success makes him a natural addition to the Tarrant County College family. His academic credentials and extensive experience in community college environments are assets,” Hadley said. “I know he will play a major role in the development of major projects that we have in store for the community around Northeast Campus.”
In 2009, Goben was honored as a Distinguished Graduate at The University of Texas at Austin Community College Leadership Program. He was named to the 21st Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges in 2011 by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). This complements his participation in AACC’s Voluntary Framework of Accountability Steering Committee, an effort that began in 2009.
A first-generation college student who began his post-secondary educational journey at Indian Hills Community College in Iowa, Goben completed a bachelor’s degree in History from Iowa State University, a master’s degree in School Counseling from Drake University and an Ed.D. in Educational Administration from The University of Texas at Austin, Community College Leadership Program.
He and his wife, Kelly, have three daughters: Natalie, 16; Riley, 14; and Halley, 10.