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REMEMBERING OUR Founder: ERMA Johnson-hadley

Remembering Erma Johnson-Hadley

Mrs. Erma Johnson-Hadley

The Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education (TABPHE) remembers TABPHE Founder and Tarrant County College Chancellor Erma Johnson-Hadley.  Surrounded by family and close friends, Erma Johnson-Hadley passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 1, 2015.   Hadley, a TABPHE Founder (1973) and former State President (1981-1983), was committed to creating institutional pathways to ensure the growth and development of African Americans and all persons within the educational process.  Hadley became the Chancellor at Tarrant County College in 2010.  She was a pioneer for higher education and a philanthropic trail blazer who inspired and touched many in her 73 years of life.  The annual TABPHE Student Leadership Institute was established more than 10 years ago and is named in her honor.   Hadley's life contribution to Texas higher education and her legacy to TABPHE will be greatly missed. 

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