The Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (Images of America Series)

The Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (Images of America Series)


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For the past 40 years, the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE) has been on the forefront of advocacy to improve opportunity in higher education for US persons of Mexican origin. Chicano faculty at the University of Texas, together with a few Chicano students, organized the group’s first gatherings in 1974, and since then, TACHE has held thematic annual conferences that signal its mission and program focus and allow professional networking. Chicano faculty and students in colleges and universities have increased, but much still remains to be done. Although funding for education is drastically being cut, Chicano and Latino students are at the front door of higher education, and the number of college-ready students is reaching significant levels across the nation. The official designation of Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), for schools with Chicano and Latino student enrollment in excess of 25 percent, has become a badge of honor among colleges and universities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467130820
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 12/02/2013
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Authors and TACHE members José Angel Gutiérrez and Natalia Verjat Gutiérrez have researched numerous records and combed the archives at the University of Texas–Austin to help tell the TACHE story. They are thankful for other TACHE members who have shared their photographs to document and preserve the organization’s history.

Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Acknowledgments 7

Introduction 9

1 The Chicano Movement 11

2 Organizing TACHE 31

3 Annual Conferences 47

4 The President's Gallery 73

5 The Six Regions and Chapters 89

6 The Future of TACHE 101

Bibliography 127

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