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2016 Upper Rio Grande and West Texas Regional 60x30TX Workshop
The University of Texas at El Paso
ás Rivera Conference Center
The Union Building
351 West University Avenue
El Paso, TX 79902

August 9, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Registration for this event is closed 
If you would like to be added to the wait list please contact Mary Mitchell at 512-427-6566 or by email at mary.mitchell@thecb.state.tx.us    


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Speakers, Panelists, Facilitators, and Coordinators
The Future of Texas Higher Education  **New** added on 08-04-2016 
60x30TX Overview **Updated on 08-09-2016** 
Upper Rio Grande and West Texas Regional Data
Keynote - Woody Hunt **New** added on 08-09-2016 
Keynote - Denis Jones Getting to 60x30 in El Paso   
 Registration Roster as of 08-03-2016

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  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,
                     provide an overview of the new Texas higher education strategic plan, 60x30TX.

10:45 a.m.    Panel Discussion
                     Juan Cabrera, J.D., Superintendent, El Paso ISD; Eduardo Rodriguez, J.D., Interim
                     Chief Professional Officer, Council on Regional Economic Expansion and Educational
                     Development (CREEED); William Serrata, Ph.D., President, El Paso Community 
                     College; and Joyce Wilson, M.P.A., Chief Executive Officer, Workforce Solutions
                     Borderplex 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 Upper Rio Grande and West Texas Higher
                     Education Regions of Texas Higher Education Regions.

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 
                     Wood Hunt, M.B.A., Executive Chairman, Hunt Companies, Inc., and Dennis Jones,
                     President Emeritus, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, will
                     speak about the need for regions to take the lead in developing solutions that reflect
                     their specific region's need to reach the 60x30TX goals.                      

  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

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2016 Upper Rio Grande and West Texas Regional 60x30TX Workshop is co-hosted by 
The University of Texas at El Paso and the T
exas Higher Education Coordinating Board,
with grant support from Lumina Foundation
and the College for All Texans Foundation.

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