Message from the President
It was an honor to be selected by the Texas State Technical College System as the fourth president of TSTC Harlingen. It is a privilege to join an experienced leadership team as it guides students toward new horizons of technical and academic success. A native of South Texas, I have been connected with TSTC for much of my adult life so I am familiar with the quality of the institution and its students, faculty and staff. The opportunity to contribute to the growth of TSTC is one to which I am deeply committed. I have already met with many from the TSTC Community and find that I share their passion for delivering world-class education to all students.
As I join the TSTC family, we face competitive challenges not seen in our lifetime. Global connectivity eliminates isolation and influences our educational programs, our career choices and our economy. TSTC’s partnership with industry, coupled with our faculty’s experience, high academic standards and our staff’s commitment to service form ties that bind; strengthening our delivery of world-class education. Together with our students, we possess an amazing potential to build upon the traditions of TSTC Harlingen to assure continued success. Our three technology divisions - Industrial and Manufacturing, Computer Information Systems, and Allied Health - place more than 90 percent of graduates in rewarding careers. As emerging technologies surface, our programs will adapt to not only stay current with applications, but to expand opportunities for our graduates and strengthen relationships with our business partners.
We are also strong in our Academic Core program with an ever increasing number of articulation agreements with four-year universities. Our academic programs are an integral part of the college success we bring to our students. This provides more choices for our students regarding life-long learning. Another important component of our resources are the talent and programs available at TSTC Corporate College, TSTC Marshall, TSTC Waco and TSTC West Texas. I invite you to frequently check out their programs and developments online.
This is an exciting time for TSTC. I hope you take the time to navigate our web-site and learn more about opportunities for your success.
Dr. Cesar Maldonado, P.E.