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List of Speakers and Biographies
The Future of Texas Higher Education
60x30TX Regional Data
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Keynote Speech **Added 07/27/16**
9:30 a.m. Registration
10:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
Raymund A. Paredes, Ph.D., Commissioner of Higher Education, will provide vision
for Texas higher education.
10:15 a.m. 60x30TX Overview; Questions and Answers
David W. Gardner, Ph.D., Deputy Commissioner for Academic Planning and
Policy/Chief Academic Officer, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, will
provide an overview of the new Texas higher education strategic plan, 60x30TX, and
address questions from workshop participants.
10:45 a.m. Panel Discussion
Kimberly Beatty, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor of Instructional Services/Chief Academic
Officer, Houston Community College; Laurie Bricker, Vice President Emeritus,
Municipal Securities Group, Jefferies LLC; Bob Harvey, President & CEO, Greater
Houston Partnership; and Michael Love, Assistant Superintendent for Career Readiness,
Houston Independent School District, will respond to the goals of the new higher
education plan and will discuss how school/college/business/community collaboration
and related efforts are critical for achieving the goals of 60x30TX in the Gulf Coast
Higher Education Region of Texas.
11:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions: Concurrent Discussions on Goals One and Two
Workshop participants will discuss strategies to achieve the Educational Attainment
and Completion goals of 60x30TX.
12:30 p.m. Lunch and Keynote Speaker
Cesar Maldonado, Ph.D., P.E., Chancellor, Houston Community College, System will
speak about the educational needs of the Gulf Coast Region of Texas.
1:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions: Concurrent Discussions on 60x30TX Goals Three and
Workshop participants will discuss strategies to achieve the Marketable Skills and
Student Debt goals of 60x30TX.
3:00 p.m. Summary of Breakout Sessions
Workshop participants will identify key strategies and next steps for achieving the
goals of 60x30TX.
3:30 p.m. Adjournment