Bill CoppolaConsulting Partner

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Bill brings over four decades of experience in higher education to his role on the SPI Team. He most recently served as President of Tarrant County College’s Southeast Campus from 2012 to 2024. Before this, he was Executive Director of Academic Partnerships and Initiatives and Vice President of Instruction at Lone Star College-Kingwood. His career began at Dallas College in 1984.

His influence extends beyond academia into the Tarrant County community, where he’s been actively involved in various capacities, including service on boards such as the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Arlington Mayor’s Education Coalition, and the Fort Worth Mayor’s Council on Education and Workforce Development. His commitment to initiatives like the Tarrant To & Through (T3) Partnership highlights his dedication to advancing education and community well-being.

Bill is a prominent leader at state and national levels. He serves as Vice-Chair of Campus Compact and board member of organizations like NACTC. He played a vital role in constructing various educational facilities, including a satellite campus and Early College High Schools. Tarrant County College’s Southeast Campus underwent significant expansion and modernization under his leadership as president.

Bill has won several awards for his contributions, including the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Southwest Education Partner Award and the Jesse Jones Leadership Award from the North Texas Community College Consortium. He was also honored with the Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Award from Phi Theta Kappa (PTK).

Bill’s academic journey is marked by a commitment to lifelong learning, holding a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, an M.Ed. from the University of North Texas, and a B.A. in Telecommunications from Michigan State University.