TSGCÕs management structure has proven to be of great value to the Consortium in meeting its goals and objectives. The flexible structure not only allows but also encourages participation by all affiliate members in defining and operating the Consortium while preventing domination by the lead institution in funding distribution, authority, and influence.
TSGCÕs structure is centralized enough to facilitate rapid response to opportunities for multi-affiliate partnering, but de-centralized enough to allow affiliate representatives to take the lead when they so desire. Any representative of any affiliate who wants to become heavily involved in Consortium activities has the opportunity to do so. Good examples of this are  the TSGC Research Infrastructure Development Program designed by representatives from Texas A&M University in 1998,  the 15 years that the representative from Texas Tech has served as Chair of the Fellowship and Scholarship Selection Committee, and  the participation of faculty and students from ten Consortium affiliates in the Advanced Design / Design Challenge Programs.
With its flexible management structure, TSGC has been able to expand its funding base beyond the NASA Space Grant Funding. In the last five years TSGC has received $2.9M of funding in addition to the $2.5M provided by the NSGC&FP. All of these additional funds were managed under the umbrella of the Consortium. Without this flexible structure this multiplication of funding would be impossible.