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Saturday, September 23 • 8:30am - 9:30am
Higher Ed Funding and Spending

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Is there enough money available to educate the next generation of Texans — and who should foot the bill?

Supported by Deloitte

Moderators
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Matthew Watkins (mod.)

Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Watkins writes about higher education and the business of college sports for the Tribune. Previously, he covered local government as the Dallas County government reporter at The Dallas Morning News and was a staff writer at the Bryan-College Station Eagle, covering a variety of t... Read More →

Speakers
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Dan Branch

Former State Representative
Branch represented Texas House District 108 from 2003 to 2015. He ran for Texas attorney general in 2014. During his legislative tenure, Branch served as chairman of the House Higher Education Committee and was the author of the “Tier One Universities” bill, which incentivized em... Read More →
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Garrett Groves

Economic Opportunity Director at the Center for Public Policy Priorities
Groves leads a team of policy analysts at the CPPP specializing in education and economics. He is a former Senior Policy Analyst for the National Governors Association, focusing on workforce, post-secondary education and economic development policies. Groves also worked for the O... Read More →
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Brenda Hellyer

Chancellor of San Jacinto College
Hellyer was appointed chancellor of San Jacinto College in 2009. Since joining the college in 1996, she has served in a number of executive positions including director of the San Jacinto College Foundation, executive vice president for resource development and vice chancellor fo... Read More →
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Kel Seliger

State Senator
Seliger, R-Amarillo, has represented Senate District 31 since 2004. He serves as chairman of the Senate Higher Education Committee and sits on the Finance, Education, and Natural Resources & Economic Development committees. Before joining the Legislature, Seliger served four term... Read More →
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Paula Short

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost for the University of Houston
Short, who joined the University of Houston in 2012 as a distinguished professor and founding director of the Institute for Policy Research and Evaluation, was named senior vice president in 2013. Previously, she served as vice chancellor for academic affairs for the Tennessee Bo... Read More →


Saturday September 23, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Flawn Academic Center, Auditorium 2304 Whitis Ave., Austin, Texas 78705