TCC Northwest President Appointed to SACSCOC Board

FORT WORTH, Texas — Dr. Zarina Blankenbaker, president of Tarrant County College Northwest, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

SACSCOC is the accrediting body for degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. It aims to improve educational quality and show the public that the institutions it endorses reflect the highest caliber.

As a Trustee, Blankenbaker will represent approximately 800 member institutions, to determine Commission policy, review accreditation statuses and conduct initial reviews of proposed dues changes or modifications to the Commission’s standards. She serves as part of the Texas delegation.

“I am honored to represent Tarrant County College and Texas on the SACSCOC board,” she said. “This opportunity allows me to contribute to advancing higher education and supporting the vital work of ensuring institutions uphold the highest standards.

“I am excited to collaborate with my esteemed colleagues on the board to foster excellence in education.”

Tarrant County College is one of the nation’s largest higher education institutions and boasts the second lowest tuition of Texas’ Top 10 community colleges. A comprehensive two-year college with six campuses in Tarrant County and online classes, TCC offers a range of opportunities for learners of all ages and backgrounds, including Associate of Arts and Associate of Applied Science degrees; workforce and economic development programs; technical and skilled trades programs; and customized training for area businesses and corporations.