2018 Higher Education Leadership Conference

Welcome to the information page for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s 2018 Texas Higher Education Leadership Conference, annual State of Higher Education Luncheon, and Star Awards Ceremony. The conference and awards luncheon will be held at the Hilton Austin Airport Hotel (9515 Hotel Drive in Austin) on November 29-30, 2018.

The conference will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 29, 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 annual State of Higher Education Luncheon on November 29 will feature a keynote address by Dr. Raymund Paredes, Commissioner of Higher Education. Immediately following the luncheon, conference sessions will begin (and orientation sessions will continue) with a facilitated panel of legal experts who will discuss effective trusteeship, ethics, and the avoidance of conflicts of interest. This legal panel will be followed by a facilitated panel of higher education leaders. A special reception for regents, trustees, higher education leaders, and other invited guests will follow these discussions. 

Conference sessions will continue on November 30.

The conference will conclude with the Star Awards Ceremony and luncheon. The ceremony will be held at the Hilton Austin Airport Hotel from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. and will feature our 2018 Star Award finalists.


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Agenda and Materials 


Hotel Information 

 A room block has been reserved at the Hilton Austin Airport Hotel with a special nightly rate of $129 for single or double occupancy.  
The hotel is located next to the airport and has complimentary shuttle.

The deadline for securing a hotel room at the state rate is November 14. 
The hotel will accept reservations after this date on a space-available basis at standard rates.

For online reservations click here: http://group.hilton.com/thecbleadershipconference2018

For phone reservations call 1-800-584-5091 (Reference "THECB Leadership Conference 2018")