“After a lengthy and brave battle with cancer our leader and friend, Tarrant County College Chancellor Erma Johnson Hadley passed away this morning. She was surrounded by family and close friends.
“The Tarrant County College family is deeply saddened by the passing of our energetic leader and career educator. Chancellor Hadley was a founding faculty member of the College, beginning her career with us in 1968. She was chosen by the Board of Trustees in March 2010, to serve as the fourth Chancellor of TCC. During her tenure as Chancellor, Tarrant County College realized unprecedented enrollment increases and student success. Because of Chancellor Hadley’s vision and leadership, TCC is poised for continued student achievement and success while expanding access to education for residents of all ages.
“Erma was laser-focused on the students we serve. Every decision she made was driven by her deep desire to provide access to higher education for our community and for that education to pave a path to success in today’s workforce. We will miss her terribly and I personally have lost a dear friend.
“The TCC Board of Trustees will look to Angela Robinson for leadership until the Board meets. Robinson currently serves as General Counsel and Vice Chancellor of Administration for Tarrant County College.
“Angela has our complete confidence and will work with a talented team to continue the important work of TCC. Our Board of Trustees has over 93 years of experience serving the College and our executive team has over 375 years of educational experience. Through our sadness we will carry on and continue to serve our students, faculty and taxpayers with vision and determination.”
According to Robinson, “We all learned from the Chancellor and we will carry on as she taught us. The leaders who comprise the 12-member Chancellor’s Executive Leadership Team are experienced and up to the challenge. Erma would have us pull together and work hard on behalf of those we serve, and that is what we are doing.”
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