About TxCAN

The Texas College Access Network (TxCAN) is an initiative of Educate Texas that connects and supports college access initiatives, with the goal of increasing students’ access to college and certificate programs. We believe aligning efforts across the state will help college access providers achieve a greater impact than any one provider could alone. 

TxCAN collaborates with our Advisory Council and partners with education leaders to represent the fullness of what the field of higher education needs and has to offer. 

Our Challenge

TxCAN works to combat Texas’ most pressing problems in higher education access. College access is essential for Texas’ millions of students to earn a living wage and thrive.

To meet this need, Texas recognizes that approximately 60% of Texans age 25-34 will need a higher education credential by 2030 to be gainfully employed. This target is part of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s 60x30TX Plan. 

What We Do

Through collective action, shared learning, and intentional partnership, TxCAN aims to support Texas’ 60x30TX goal by helping to increase the percentage of students directly enrolling in higher education after high school to 65%. 

TxCAN is building a network of leaders and organizations across the state who share our commitment to increasing access to higher education. TxCAN takes the following approach to drive change in higher education for all Texas students: 

  • Collective Action - We bring together college access leaders from across Texas to discuss the latest challenges, innovations, and opportunities related to college access. 
  • Shared Learning - We connect college access leaders with valuable information and targeted training opportunities.
  • Intentional Partnership - We partner with leaders at Texas Education Agency, Texas Workforce Commission, and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to provide college access insights and solutions. 

About the Texas College Access Network, by the Greater Texas Foundation

Learn more about our leadership:

Dr. Kenyatta Lovett

Dr. Kenyatta Lovett

Managing Director of Higher Education, Educate Texas

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Shareea Woods

Shareea Woods

Director, Texas College Access Network, Educate Texas

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Jenny Torres

Jenny Torres

Associate, Programs, Educate Texas

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