Tarrant County College Board announces independent investigation

Tarrant County College Board of Trustees President Teresa Ayala today issued the following statement regarding recent news involving Chancellor Eugene Giovannini:

“Tarrant County College District (“TCCD”) will continue to focus on its core mission of serving its most important constituents, TCCD students, employees, and the taxpayers of Tarrant County. The Tarrant County College District does not normally comment on pending litigation or personnel matters. However, due to the serious nature of the allegations made in the recently filed lawsuit, TCCD believes that it is important to convey that it immediately hired an independent third party to investigate the allegations when they were first brought to TCCD’s attention. That investigation is ongoing, and TCCD is committed to determining the truth in a manner that is fair to all parties involved. At the appropriate time, TCCD will respond to the lawsuit in a court of law.”

About Tarrant County College

Serving more than 100,000 students each year, Tarrant County College is one of the 20-largest higher education institution in the United States and boasts the second-lowest tuition of Texas’ Top 10 community colleges. As a comprehensive two-year college with six campuses in Fort Worth, Texas, surrounding communities and online, TCC offers a wide range of opportunities for learners of all ages and backgrounds that include traditional programs, such as Associate of Arts or Associate of Applied Science degrees; workforce and economic development programs; technical and skilled trades programs; and customized training programs for area businesses and corporations. Students also may take advantage of Weekend College through which they can complete an associate degree in 18 months or less by attending class full-time through weekend and online classes.