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2016 South Texas Regional 60x30TX Workshop in Harlingen.
Texas State Technical College
Cultural Arts Center
1902 N. Loop 499, Harlingen, TX 78550

September 15, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Registration for this event is closed
If you require registration assistance please contact Mary Mitchell at
mary.mitchell@thecb.state.tx.us or 512-427-6566

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60x30TX Overview
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Speakers, Panelists, Facilitators, and Coordinators
Registration Roster as of 9-12-2016

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  9:30 a.m.    Registration            

10:00 a.m.    Welcoming Remarks             
                     Stella Garcia, Ph.D., Provost, Texas State Technical College-Harlingen, will provide
                     welcoming remarks.

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, and 
                     address questions from workshop participants.

10:45 a.m.    Panel Discussion
                     Chris Gonzales, President & CEO, Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce; Gonzalo
                     Salazar, Superintendent, Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District;  and
                     Amy Aldridge Sanford, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Texas
                     A&M University -Corpus Christi,
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 South Texas Higher
                     Education Region.

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 
                     Chris Boswell, Mayor, City of Harlingen, will speak about the educational needs of
                     the South Texas Higher Education Region from his perspective as a city and community

  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 South Texas Regional 60x30TX Workshop in Harlingen is cohosted by Texas State Technical College at Harlingen and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board with grant support from Lumina Foundation and the College for All Texans Foundation.
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