Workforce Fellow

Tina Jackson


Assistant Commissioner, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Tina Marie Jackson, PhD, serves as the Assistant Commissioner of Workforce Education at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. In this role she works with all aspects of career and technical workforce initiatives and programs, including administration of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, GEER Workforce Education Grants, Private Post-Secondary Institutions and Work Based Learning which includes TXWORKS and the Work-Study Student Mentorship Program (WSMP). Prior to joining the Coordination Board in 2020, Jackson served as the District Director of Developmental Education at Collin College. In this role she worked district wide on issues related to developmental education, completion, and guided pathways to careers. In March 2019, Jackson’s Developmental Education Program received the “2019 Promising Program Award” by the National Association of Developmental Education. In July 2018, Jackson was one of only 20 individuals across the United States selected for the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE) Leadership and Mentoring Institute. Previously Jackson worked as the statewide coordinator of Community College Programs at The University of Texas at Austin for five years helping to redesign developmental math throughout all 50 community colleges in the state of Texas. Jackson also served as Associate Dean of Science Technology Engineering & Math (STEM) at Dallas County Community College District. In 2013, Tina was named a Jackson Scholar by the University Council for Educational Administration. In 2012, Jackson was awarded a Community College Leadership Fellowship from the University of Texas at Austin. In 2012, she also received an award from the Association for the Study of Higher Education to continue her research on STEM Workforce Development in Community Colleges focusing on students of color. Jackson served as Vice President of Programs on the state board for the Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education overseeing legislative issues impacting higher education from 2018-2020. Jackson holds a Bachelor of Science degree, a master’s degree in Education from the University of Minnesota and a PhD in Educational Administration from The University of Texas at Austin.