In June 2009, Erma Johnson Hadley was named the Interim Chancellor for the Tarrant County College District and was appointed by the Board of Trustees to the permanent position on March 11, 2010. This promotion culminated a 41-year career with the college that has taken her from the classroom to the top leadership position in the District.
Hadley was a representative, spokesperson and promoter of the DFW International Airport to United States Congressional delegations, Texas Legislative delegations and many foreign countries including Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Spain, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China and Brazil. She was a member of two delegations to South Africa with The Links, Incorporated and consulted in Russia as a member of a United States delegation of People to People. She recently participated in a Global Leadership Conference in Salzburg, Austria. She has represented the North Texas Commission with local elected officials, state legislative delegations; national congressional delegations; and at an international forum in Japan. She was a member of the Fort Worth Mayor’s delegation to Mbabane, Swaziland for the official signing of the Sister Cities agreement as a representative of Tarrant County College District and the Tarrant Hospital District Board of Managers.
Chancellor Hadley also finds time to serve the community. Her civic, business and community service spans over 35 years serving on numerous committees, boards, commissions and task forces where she has held leadership roles in the majority of these organizations. She is the first African American woman to serve as Chairman of three high-profile boards in North Texas - the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Board, the Tarrant County Hospital District Board of Managers, and the North Texas Commission. She has been appointed by two Governors of Texas to the Trinity River Authority of Texas and the Texas Governor’s Committee on Volunteerism. She has also served on the JPMorgan Chase Bank, Fort Worth; and the JPMorgan Chase Bank National Community Advisory Board, New York.
Hadley holds a Bachelor of Science from Prairie View A&M University and a Master of Education from Bowling Green University. She also holds an Honorary Doctorate in Education from Paul Quinn College.