Executive Director Corner
NWHC Executive Director
Dr. Tyrone Tanner, a full professor in the Whitlowe R. Green College of Education, was recently appointed Executive Director of the Northwest Houston Center campus. Dr. Tanner brings a wealth of leadership experience and community partnerships to his new role. In addition to authoring numerous books and articles, Dr. Tanner has served as a middle and high school teacher, middle and high school principal, and central office administrator. His scholarship on culturally responsive teaching, parenting, and partnerships has made him highly sought after by school districts locally and nationally. At present, he is responsible for membership efforts for the Critical Examination of Race, Ethnicity, Class, and Gender, Special Interest Group for the American Educational Research Association.
Dr. Tanner’s research and community service are rooted in challenging deficit model thinking as a means to closing opportunity gaps in P-20 settings. He will leverage his skills, partnerships, and experiences to continue the commitment of Prairie View A&M University in making the NWHC the university of choice for both undergraduate and graduate students in the Northwest Houston area.