Thank you for joining us for the virtual State of Higher Education, presented by Thomson Reuters. More than 400 business and education leaders listened as Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Commissioner Dr. Harrison Keller and Gabrielle Madison, Director of Community Relations, discussed pressing issues for workforce development and higher education.

Following the fire-side chat, a panel featuring Texas Woman’s University Chancellor & President Dr. Carine Feyten, the University of Texas at Arlington Interim President Dr. Teik Lim, Dallas College Chancellor Dr. Joe May, and Texas House Committee on Higher Education Chair Chris Turner detailed innovations in higher education that can help the Dallas Region’s economic recovery from COVID-19.

Read the recap from the DRC’s Michael Wood. Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Thomson Reuters, and panel sponsor, Dallas College.

Key takeaways:

      • Texas colleges and universities are uniquely positioned to help the state respond to the COVID-19 crisis and revitalize the Texas economy.
      • Regional colleges and universities have implemented a host of safety protocols for students returning to campus this fall.
      • Keller anticipates a tough outing for higher education in the upcoming Texas legislative session, but noted disinvesting in higher education now would be a strategic error.
Additional resources:
      • During the event, the DRC unveiled its premiere issue of the DFW Higher Education Review, a magazine showcasing the unparalleled strength of higher education in Dallas-Fort Worth. Read a digital version of the magazine, sponsored by Thomson Reuters.

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