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Emergency Aid Network Meeting Information


April 27, 2018 - Via Skype
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.



Community Partner Program presented by Sarah Fiorenza, Regional Partnership Specialist, Halth and Human Services

Three Strategies for Supporting Low-Income Students presented by Dr. Timothy Renick, Sr. Vice President for Student Success, Georgia State university

AdmitHub presented by Douglas Wilson, Instructional Designer Center for Teaching Excellence, Southern Methodist University



EA Convening - Save the Date 

EA Convening Draft Agenda

EA Net Subgoups 

EA Net Timeline (Revised) 

EA Net Topics: Best Practices for Emergency Aid Programs

EA Net Topics: Tools and Technology 

A Prototype iPhone App for Student Success

Community Partner Program  



THECB Building Layout

Hotel Information:
Click here to access the State Hotel Directory on the Texas Comptroller’s website 
(Enter the THECB address in the map to find the nearest hotels, 1200 E. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78752).

Driving Directions to the THECB 
From IH-35:

  • Exit Hwy 183 South

  • Turn East onto 183 South access road(Coming from the North, turn left; From the South, turn right)

  • Get in far left lane and Make a U-Turn under 183 at Cameron Road (the first light)

  • The Coordinating Board is on the right (just after Luby's)

From Austin-Bergstrom International Airport:

  • Take Hwy 71 West

  • Exit to Hwy 183 North

  • Continue along 183 North and take the Cameron Rd exit onto E Anderson Ln

  • The Coordinating Board is on the right past Luby’s after the intersection 

Building Accessibility and Assistance
Individuals who require auxiliary aids, services or sign language interpreters and who plan to attend meetings at the Coordinating Board should contact Tonia Scaperlanda, ADA Coordinator, at 512-427-6193 or Relay Texas at 1-800-735-2989 at least five days before the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.


February 16, 2018 - THECB Board Room
10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Dress: Business Casual)


Beyond Emergency Aid: Preventing Food and Housing Insecurity presented by Sara Goldrick-Rab, Professor of Higher Education Policy & Sociology at Temple University, and Founder of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab

Funding Emergency Aid for Students at Tarleton State University presented by Lori Beaty, Assistant Vice President for Finance and Administration and University Controller at Tarleton State University

Promise Programs, Emergency Aid, and Strategies for Colleges Retention presented by Brad Hershbein, economist at the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research


December 8, 2017 - Via Skype
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.



Readability Research and Best Practices for Emergency Communications presented by Zachary Taylor, Ph.D. Student, Higher Education, The University of Texas at Austin

Student Emergency Fund: Using Diversified Advertisement and Communication for Outreach presented by Beth Andre, Coordinator-Student Emergency Services, The University of Texas at Austin



EA Net Timeline

Diversified Advertisement Communication

October 20, 2017 - THECB Board Room
10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Dress: Business Casual)



Implementation and Early Lessons from the Dreamkeepers and Angel Fund Programs presented by  Evan Weissman, Senior Associate at MDRC

Finish Line Program presented by Tracy RobinsonDirector of Innovative Academic Initiatives at the University of Memphis

Emergency Aid Rubric presented by Omari Burnside, Director of Strategic Initiatives at NASPA; and Amelia Parnell, Vice President for Research and Policy at NASP

TX EA Network Rubric Overview presented by Omari Burnside, Director of Strategic Initiatives at NASPA




August 18, 2017 - Via Skype
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.



Moneythink and Financial Capability presented by Ted Gonder, CEO of Moneythink

Student Emergency Funds presented by Jason Briseno, Associate Director of Financial Aid at Austin Community College 



Overall Summary of EA Net Topics - Best Practices

Cross-departmental Coordination and Administration

Scope of EA Net Interaction with THECB FLAC & FAAC Committees

 Meeting Notes: 


June 23, 2017 - THECB Board Room
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Dress: Business Casual)



DASH Emergency Grant presented by Benjamin P. Dobner, Director of Education Grantmaking at Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation

Meeting Notes:




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