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Over the years TAPSOEA/TACTE has been fortunate to have had the following individuals step forward to serve as President. The role of the President is to represent the Association and provide leadership for the Board that enables the Association to address the opportunities presented in furthering technical/career/workforce education in both Community and Technical Colleges.

TAPSOEA/TACTE Presidents

Name College Term of Office

Henry E. Chitsey

Texas Education Agency

1969-1971

Joe Hendrix

Kilgore College

1971-1972

Ted Boaz

Del Mar College

1972-1973

Jim Frazier

Galveston College

1973-1974

Ben Wickersham

Houston Community College

1974-1975

Truman Isbell

Brazosport College

1975-1976

Mitchell Ammons

Wharton County Junior College

1976-1977

Lester Burks

North Harris County College

1977-1979

Richard Pulaski

Angelina College

1979-1981

Jack Foreman

Brazosport College

1981-1983

Nellie Thorogood

San Antonio College

1983-1985

Neil McBride

Bee County College

1985-1987

Beryl McKinnerney

Kilgore College

1987-1989

Dorothy McNutt

College of the Mainland

1989-1991

Ronnie Glasscock

South Plains College - Lubbock

1991-1993

Don Perry

Mountain View College – DCCCD

1993-1995

Homer “Butch” Hayes

San Antonio College

1995-1997

Katherine Miller

Weatherford College and Tomball College

1997-1999

Belinda Newman

Collin County Community College District

1999-2001

Lee Sloan

Del Mar College

2001-2003

Lindle Grigsby

Eastfield College – DCCCD

2003-2005

Deana Savage

Midland College

2005-2007

Sam Williams

Lamar Institute of Technology

2007-2009

Joyce Williams

Dallas County Community College District

2009-2011

Catherine O’Brien

San Jacinto Community College

2011-2013

Cissy Matthews

Galveston College

2013-2015

Laura Boyer Sanchez

South Texas College

2015-2017

Shana Drury

Vernon College

2017-2019

Lesley Keeling-Olson

Temple College

2019-2021