Tretha Harris, MACJ

Board of Directors



Tretha Harris is an award-winning higher education executive, change management consultant, and justice advocate. Her expertise is in creating inclusive, collaborative, and high-performing environments.

Tretha is also a professor and teaches courses in criminal justice, political science/government, and paralegal studies. Her academic research focuses on the intersection of race, gender, crime, and education. Tretha has created engaging training and keynotes on cultural diversity, leading inclusively, equity and access in higher education, teaching excellence in criminal justice, and navigating and embracing change.

Tretha has served as the Chair of the Community College Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), President of the Texas Association of Criminal Justice Educators (TACJE), Vice President of the North Texas Council of College and University Registrar and Admissions Officers (NTCCURAO), and Education and Research Lead for Two Year College Advising Community at NACADA (National Academic Advising Association). She currently volunteers her time in various organizations that support reentry programs, literacy and basic needs, housing/homelessness, civic engagement, and higher education.

Tretha is a champion for second chances and supports the work the Florida Justice Center is doing by providing access and resources for those who may be justice impacted. Tretha is interested in many charitable causes but is most active with voting rights, access and equity in education, and housing.

In her free time, Tretha enjoys boxing, reading, and baking.