Dr. Goben was honored in 2009 as a Distinguished Graduate at The University of Texas at Austin Community College Leadership Program. In 2011, he was named to the 21st Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges by the American Association of Community Colleges.

Dr. Goben served as president at Tarrant County College Northeast Campus (Texas) 2014-2018 where his team achieved distinction, being named a Future Forward College by Communities of the Future www.communitiesofthefuture.org. He also served as President of Heartland Community College in Illinois where his team doubled the college Foundation’s assets and created Heartland GPS: Guided Path to Success, a framework for improved student planning and success. Allen began presidential work at Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) in Kentucky where his team achieved a 24 percentage point (65%) improvement in fall to fall semester student persistence, in just three years. HCTC was also honored as one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky and was on the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” list. Dr. Goben and wife Kelly enjoy life with three wonderful daughters: Natalie, Riley and Halley.



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Notes, Votes, and Quotes about Dr. Goben as a Colleague and Leader: Survey Feedback, Thank-You’s, Recommendations, and Evaluation Comments

The Importance of Team Input & Feedback

It’s vital to obtain feedback to see what is working well for the team. Presidents’ accomplishments are nearly all grounded in what the entire team can do and reflect how well the team works together. Offered below are employee survey responses, evaluative feedback, thanks, and recommendations received throughout my career. These provide a unique window into relationships built and enjoyed in my career, and offer insights into how I live, work, learn, support and interact with others.



Collaboratively developed projects are often the most high-impact demonstrations of inclusive leadership. Each attachment or link below highlights significant projects and materials developed at various stages throughout my career... usually by pulling a group together with diverse talents and then supporting everyone to create a great final product. Each link will take a few seconds to download.

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