2017 Texas Higher Education Leadership Conference

Working with Industry to Increase Skills and Manage Student Debt

Crowne Plaza Austin Hotel, 6121 I-35 North, Austin, TX 78752
November 30-December 1, 2017

Conference Agenda and Materials 
Additional Training Requirements and Sources of Information for Members of Governing Boards
Texas Higher Education Star Award

Conference Overview
Welcome to the information page for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s 2017 Texas Higher Education Leadership Conference and Annual State of Higher Education Luncheon/Star Awards Ceremony. The conference and luncheon will be held at the Crowne Plaza Austin Hotel (6121 I-35 North in Austin) on November 30-December 1, 2017.

The focus of this year’s conference will be “Working with Industry to Increase Skills and Reduce Debt.” Our keynote speakers will include experts on guided pathways, internships, financial literacy programs, and other strategies that help students progress through their programs of study successfully and efficiently.

The conference will begin with an orientation for new governing board members and other interested education leaders. Special morning orientation sessions will include separate, concurrent sessions for university and community college board members. While these morning sessions partially satisfy the training requirement for newly appointed regents and elected trustees (Texas Education Code, Section 61.084), many tenured regents and trustees also find them helpful.

The conference will conclude with the Star Awards Ceremony and Luncheon. The luncheon will feature our 2017 Star Award finalists.