Welcome to the information site for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s 2010 Texas Higher Education Leadership Conference and Fourth Annual State of Higher Education Luncheon/Tenth Annual Star Awards Ceremony. The conference was held on November 8-9, 2010, at the Radisson Hotel and Suites, Austin-Town Lake (111 Cesar Chavez in Austin).The focus of this year’s conference was on Increasing Momentum Toward Success in Closing the Gaps. The conference began on Monday afternoon, November 8, with a welcome from Coordinating Board Chairman Fred W. Heldenfels IV, followed by an orientation for new governing board members and other interested education leaders. Monday evening a special reception and dinner were enjoyed by regents, trustees, and other education leaders. Mr. Stan Jones, President of Complete College America, was the dinner's keynote speaker.
Conference Sessions with discussions took place on Tuesday, November 9, from 8:00 a.m. - 12 noon.
In conjunction with the conference, Commissioner of Higher Education, Raymund Paredes spoke at the Fourth Annual State of Higher Education Luncheon, and Coordinating Board Members presented awards at the Tenth Annual Texas Higher Education Star Awards Ceremony. The Star Awards Ceremony highlights the outstanding efforts of colleges, universities, public schools and districts, and others to meet the goals of Closing the Gaps by 2015. Star Award finalists were honored prior to having the 2010 Star Award winners announced.