TCC Fills Vacancy and Names VP of Student Success and Equity
The announcement is a promotion for Tarver who most recently served as TCC Northeast Campus Provost and Assistant Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. TCC also changed the position’s title, formerly the Vice President of Student Affairs and Equity, to reflect the scope of work to improve student success outcomes from every sector of the College.
“Moving forward, I have every confidence that Tarver will carry on the good work already established in Student Affairs, while also reimagining the way we serve our students,” said TCC President Dr. Leigh Godson. “She has an excellent reputation as a leader, both at TCC and in the community, and in this role, those relationships will serve her well.”
Tarver will oversee an expanded collaboration between Student Affairs and Academic Affairs with Dr. Angela Sivadon, TCC Senior VP and Chief Academic Officer. This will be intentional work to design a student experience that is both responsive to the shifts from the coronavirus pandemic and at the same time supportive for an inclusive and equitable learning experience.
“With over a decade of experience in roles across TCC, Tarver has provided a strong vision and dedication to our students,” said Goodson.
Joining the College in 2010, Tarver served an Academic Counselor and two years later was promoted to Director of Student Development for the Metro Campus. She was also an adjunct faculty member in the Developmental Psychology and Human Relations department. In 2015, Tarver was named Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and promoted to Provost in 2017. Prior to joining TCC, Tarver served as Site Director of the YWCA’s north Tulsa location.
Tarver earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Oklahoma State University and completed her master’s degree in Human Relations at the University of Oklahoma. She is currently working to complete her dissertation to earn her Doctor of Philosophy in Social Foundations of Education from Oklahoma State University.
She currently serves as an Executive Council member for the Tulsa Innovation Labs Advisory Board, a board member on the Zarrow Foundation Commemoration Fund Advisory Board, and the Board of Directors for the Met Cares Foundation.