The Tyler Junior College Foundation was incorporated in 1965 as a separate 501 (c) (3) support organization for Tyler Junior College. Its mission is to enhance the overall reputation of TJC, to provide external resources to fund College priorities, and to create opportunities for the college to build partnerships with alumni, friends, donors, corporations and foundations. Like many other publicly supported institutions in Texas, the margin of excellence in our activities is dependent upon endowment gifts. Endowment resources help us to retain the best faculty, to attract the most talented students and to provide the most responsive programming.

Board of Directors

Mr. Harold C. Beaird Mrs. Laura M. Hyde
Mr. Loren D. Bennett Dr. Paul N. Latta D.D.S.
Mr. Mike Breedlove, Sr. Mr. Melvin B. Lovelady
Mr. Nelson Clyde, IV Mrs. Nancy Lunceford
Mr. Sam Dawson Mr. David McCullough
Dr. J. Scott Ellis Mr. John H. Minton, Jr.
Senator Kevin P. Eltife Mr. Andy G. Navarro
Mrs. Annette Findley Mr. Joseph Z. Ornelas
Mrs. Martha I. “Rusty” Fletcher Mrs. Louise H. Ornelas
Mr. Lee. R. Gibson Mr. Paul Owen
Mrs. LaVerne Gollob Mr. James I. Perkins
Mrs. Verna K. Hall Mr. Sam Roosth
Mrs. Billie B. Hartley Mr. Alfred T. “Freddie” Sanchez
Mr. Martin Heines Mr. J. Mark Strawn
Mr. Billy E. Hibbs, Jr. Mrs. Eleanor A. Stringer
Dr. Samuel D. Houston Dr. Patrick R. Thomas
Mr. Eddie L. Howard