President’s Welcome

Sit back and watch as Dr. Jason Smith sends a greeting to start your Journey at TC.

Hello, I’m Jason Smith, president here at Texarkana College and I’m excited to be one of the first people to welcome you to Texarkana College.

TC has been helping students just like you for more than 90 years, and today marks the day each of you will become part of TC’s legacy of excellence today. You are building a brighter future for you, your family, and our community. Earning a college degree or certificate is a turning point in a person’s life. In today’s competitive and technologically advanced workforce, it’s more important than ever that you have chosen to invest in yourself and ensure you are prepared for your chosen career path and for a lifetime of learning.

By the year 2030, the majority of new jobs in Texas will require education and training beyond high school. By earning your degree or certificate, you are helping to build up the base of your region’s skilled and prepared workforce and securing a more stable financial future for yourself.

There are endless possibilities available to you here at TC, I hope you discovered just like I have that it feels more like family here. I also hope that you take the time to get to know your fellow students and join groups that interest you.

Chances are you chose to come to TC for the affordability or the convenient location, but what you will find here is a dedicated team of faculty and staff who care about you and will go above and beyond to help you on your path toward achieving your dreams of completion. Our faculty. Have years of experience and credentials that are unmatched in this region. You’d be hard pressed to find a better higher education opportunity anywhere else. We are glad you’re here to see for yourself.

If you ever have any questions or concerns about your health or safety on campus, or if you need access to campus resources, please always feel free to reach out to us. We are here to help you and get the information you need and the resources your success as a student is our top priority and we are here to support you.

Congratulations on taking your first step towards a brighter future. Please don’t stop here. Keep going and moving towards reaching your highest potential.