Elva LeBlanc, executive vice chancellor and provost, at Tarrant County College, has been appointed as acting chancellor by the Tarrant County College Board of Trustees.
LeBlanc takes over for current Chancellor Eugene Giovannini, who was placed on administrative leave during Thursday’s board meeting as the community college conducts an internal investigation that examines accusations levied by a former employee.
“Allegations have been made against the Chancellor of the College,” said TCC Board of Trustees President Teresa Ayala. “The operation of the College is paramount. It is in the best interest of all parties to complete the investigation and reach the right conclusion, without further distraction. Policy dictates that a respondent is not presumed responsible for the alleged conduct unless and until a determination is made at the conclusion of the process. However, the Board has an obligation to treat the Chancellor as we would any employee under these circumstances.”
Since 2017, LeBlanc has served as TCC’s executive vice chancellor and provost, overseeing the planning, development, and administration of the College’s core areas of academic affairs. She is also responsible for advancing TCC’s mission and strategic direction. LeBlanc has held several faculty and administrative positions at TCC, including serving as president of TCC Northwest from 2006 to 2017. ”
“I know from my personal experience that Dr. LeBlanc is known and respected in the community, and she has a lot of credibility with the members of this Board,” said Kenneth Barr, vice president for the TCC Board of Trustees. “She will do a fine job as Acting Chancellor.”
During her career, LeBlanc has been president of Galveston College, where she helped transform the institution into a “Learning College” with a focus on student learning, assessment and outcomes. Given the limited local and state funding, LeBlanc led in the acquisition of external funding from entities such as Federal Funds, Lumina Foundation and community giving.
She serves on several boards, including as chair of The University of North Texas Health Science Center Foundation, and is a member the TCU College of Education Board of Visitors.
LeBlanc earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of North Texas.