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About Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) was created by the Texas Legislature in 1965 to represent the highest authority in the state in matters of public higher education. Then-Governor John Connally's charge to the THECB still applies today:

“The greatest risk you face is an institutionalized system, with each college or university grasping for its own ends without regard to the needs of the people of the whole state, and perhaps without being aware of those needs. But over the years in Texas we have come to regard each college or university as a separate institution, striving independently for success. In many cases regarded locally as a boon to the economy, it struggles to be all things to all people, willing to do almost anything that will assure its getting larger---larger in enrollment, larger in buildings, larger in number and level of degrees offered, larger in number of graduates, larger in number of alumni. And it remains in constant danger of mediocrity…” [Full Charge PDF]

The THECB's Mission, Vision, Philosophy, Core Values, and Key Functions can be found at: Agency Mission, Vision, Philosophy, Core Values, & Key Functions


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