Aguilar named president of TCCTA
Dr. Liz Ann Báez Aguilar, professor of English at San Antonio College, has been installed as the president of the Texas Community College Teachers Association (TCCTA). It is the largest organization of postsecondary educators in the state.
The TCCTA is composed of professionals from every teaching discipline, as well as counselors, librarians, and administrators. The organization's nearly 6,000 members come from all public and independent community, junior, and technical colleges in Texas.
The TCCTA is regularly called upon to provide information and testimony to committees of the Texas Legislature and state government agencies, including the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Before being named president, Aguilar had served as vice president and as treasurer of the TCCTA.
Last year, Aguilar was honored with the William H. Meardy Faculty Award, a national honor given for excellence in teaching, given by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT). In addition, she was presented the 2016 Western Region ACCT Faculty Member Award.
Aguilar has taught at SAC since 1997. Her courses include Basic English I & II, Freshman Composition I and II, American Literature, and World Literature I.
Aguilar holds a doctorate of philosophy from Texas A&M University, a master's in Adult and Higher Education from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and a bachelor's and master's in English from St. Mary's University.