The Texas Higher Education Journal Online is wholly owned and operated by De Juana “De J.” Lozada, a communications professional and higher education advocate with more than 22 years in the field. It is not affiliated with any outside interest group or government association. De J. is the former Director of Diversity, Inclusion & Community Engagement for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the state regulatory agency charged with overseeing all colleges and universities operating within Texas’ borders. In this capacity, she was responsible for policy recommendations aimed at improving access and support primarily for students of color and other economically disadvantaged students seeking to obtain a certificate or degree beyond high school.
Prior to that, De J. was the Assistant Director of Communications for the same agency. She got the idea to create T.H.E. Journal by working with college administrators, faculty and staff who constantly expressed frustration at their inability to break through the information silos to effectively communicate to their peers and stakeholders around the state. De J. believed then, as she does now, that part of increasing Texas’ standing for post secondary success involves helping practitioners to broadcast the good news happening on campuses every day so that others may be informed and inspired to replicate that success.
For nearly a decade, De J. served as a civilian Public Affairs Officer for U.S. Army, Europe. She is a past three-time winner of the prestigious Keith L. Ware Civilian Journalism Award and has been internationally certified in Public Affairs by the U.S. Defense Information School in Fort Meade, Maryland. She holds B.A.s in English and Legal Studies and a M.A. in Communications.
The Texas Higher Education Journal Online offers discriminating readers a consistent level of editorial excellence. Our features spotlight the best of programmatic efforts and initiatives occurring every day on college campuses of all types and sizes in Texas. With a commitment to bridging the communications divide that has traditionally separated colleges and impeded collaboration, our writers are dedicated to covering those things that promote information sharing and partnerships.
The Texas Higher Education Journal Online is the only information source of its kind that is for and about the Texas Higher Education community and its stakeholders. It exists to inform college administrators, faculty, staff, researchers, government officials, legislators and their staff, trade organizations, public interest groups, business leaders, parents, students and others about innovations in and public policy actions affecting higher education delivery in the state. The Texas Higher Education Journal Online uses a feature writing style to report on emerging trends, thought-leadership innovations and best practices. Periodically, T.H.E. Journal Online will also provide insight into the national education agenda and explore how Texas fits into those priorities.
The Texas Higher Education Journal Online regularly profiles those in higher education who are making the most difference in improving Texas’ standing in the country and the world for post secondary success. It serves as the definitive conduit for the flow of information for institutions of higher education located across this vast state and ensures a viable, low-cost alternative to share successes, challenges, needs and ideas with our readers, their peers and supporters.
Subscribers to T.H.E. Journal Online are a successful, influential and involved group of readers—excellent prospects for your advertising dollars. Texas Higher Education Journal Online is the only digital resource in the state that has potential reach to every college administrator in the public, private and for-profit sectors. Texas Higher Education Journal Online has strong relationships and insights to our readers who turn to us for assistance in centralizing information regarding best practices and promotes the communications process among stakeholders for the betterment of Texas college students and their families.
Through your support, your message will reach potentially one million plus powerful audience members who have been identified as higher education stakeholders in Texas and beyond. Many readers are decision makers, advocates and deliverers who have the power to decide what products and services will be purchased on college campuses around the state. These readers count on T.H.E. Journal Online to provide accurate and timely coverage about the communities in which they work to improve education outcomes for the students they serve.
EDITORIAL FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS
T.H.E. SIZZLE—A look at what’s hot and what’s not and who’s on top and how they got there in Texas higher education
T.H.E. BUZZ — Insight into what’s making news regarding higher education around the state and why
Collaboratives — A glance at emerging trends, developing partnerships and best practices involving public and higher education, community and business, and industry in the state
My Turn — Guest commentary and opinion pieces written by thought leaders who have an interest in higher education in Texas
Media Round-Up — A weekly snapshot of what the state’s news partners have to say about higher education
Industry Insiders — A look at what business and industry have to say about higher education happenings in Texas
Student Sound-off — A meeting place for current and prospective students to gather to discuss strategies and survival tactics on how to successfully navigate to and through the higher education pipeline
Job Board — The only comprehensive source to explore higher education-specific job opportunities on Texas campuses as well as listings from colleges outside our borders who are interested in recruiting Texas talent
Minority Talent Center — We understand that institutions of higher education around the state have an appreciation for diversity on their campuses. Often times, administrators have expressed concern over their ability to identify and attract qualified members of underrepresented groups to invite them to apply for positions their colleges are seeking to fill. The Minority Talent Center provides a resource to help bridge the communications divide between potential employers and qualified candidates of color and others for maximum consideration.
On The Scene—Calendar of events to broadcast campus events and activities that are open to the public
The Texas Higher Education Journal welcomes submissions related to minority education research, news and information. Please send your articles to firstname.lastname@example.org for maximum consideration from the Editorial staff. Submissions should be no greater than 1,000 words. Additional space may be granted on a case-by-case basis and is subject to space availability. All submissions may be edited for editorial style and content. Please include your name, affiliation, title and a brief listing of your education and/or research credentials. Submissions will not be returned.