TSGC has 36 member organizations from all regions of the
state. Members are divided into the following categories: Texas Space Grant
Colleges (3), Academic Affiliates (22-eight of which are federally designated
minority serving institutions), Industrial Members (5), Non-Profit Members
(2), and Government Members (4).
TSGC has established a Board of Directors that
is responsible for overall policy and guidance as well as performing
an overview function for program activities. Board members are selected
to provide a balanced representation of the interests of the members.
The Board of Directors consists of: the Chair of the Board, the Director,
three Associate Directors, three representatives from the Academic
Affiliates (one from a minority institution), three representatives
from the commercial/non-profit organizations, a representative from
the Texas Aerospace Commission, and a representative from the Texas
Higher Education Coordinating Board.
All TSGC activities are organized and monitored
by the Higher Education, General Public/Outreach, and Research committees.
These committees support the Program Office in the evaluation of
proposals and make recommendations of how funds can be obtained and
distributed. The director's staff implements the TSGC programs.
TSGC holds semi-annual meetings of the Board
of Directors and of the member institutions. At these meetings
the consortium reviews program performance, modifies existing programs,
and establishes new programs.
TSGC is unique in that all members can submit
proposals for funding of projects under the three program areas.
Committees that include the Director, the Associate Directors and
additional members selected for their related expertise, review
In addition to the
NSGC&FP funding, TSGC members
provide additional direct and in-kind support. Since 1994 the TSGC
membership has provided $800 K of direct support through annual
assessments and special projects. The membership also has provided
$7.6 M of in-kind support.