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
Michael Galyean, Ph.D., Interim Provost, Texas Tech University; Berhl Robertson, Jr.,
Ed.D., Lubbock Independent School District; and Steve Massengale, Lubbock City
Council member and local business owner, 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 High Plains,
Northwest, and West Texas Higher Education Regions 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
Dan Pope, Mayor, City of Lubbock, will speak about the educational needs of
the High Plains, Northwest, and West Texas Higher Education Regions from his
perspective as a city and community leader.
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