Agency Mission, Vision, Philosophy, Core Values, & Key Functions

Agency Mission

The mission of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) is to provide leadership and coordination for Texas higher education and to promote access, affordability, quality, success, and cost efficiency through 60x30TX, resulting in a globally competitive workforce that positions Texas as an international leader.  

Agency Vision

The THECB will be recognized as an international leader in developing and implementing innovative higher education policy to accomplish our mission. 

Agency Philosophy

The THECB will promote access to and success in quality higher education across the state with the conviction that access and success without quality is mediocrity and that quality without access and success is unacceptable.  

Agency Core Values

-Accountability: We hold ourselves responsible for our actions and welcome every opportunity to educate stakeholders about our policies, decisions and aspirations.
-Efficiency: We accomplish our work using resources in the most efficient manner.
-Collaboration: We develop partnerships that result in student success and a highly qualified, globally competitive workforce.
-Excellence: We strive for excellence in all our endeavors.

Key Functions

-Provide a statewide perspective to ensure the efficient and effective use of higher education resources and to eliminate unnecessary duplication;
-Develop and evaluate progress toward a long-range master plan for higher education;
-Collect and make accessible data on higher education to support policy recommendations;
-Make recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of transitions, including between high school and postsecondary education, between institutions of higher education for transfer purposes, and between postsecondary education and the workforce; and
-Administer programs and trusteed funds for financial aid and other grants as necessary to achieve the state's long-range goals and as directed by the Texas Legislature.

 

Inquiries should be directed to Sharon.Jahsman@thecb.state.tx.us.