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Saturday, September 24 • 11:10am - 12:10pm
Paying for Higher Ed

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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 topics, including natural disasters and college football games.

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 Committee on Higher Education and was the author of the “Tier One Universities” bill, which incentivized emerging Texas colleges to compete for funding to become nationally recognized research universities.
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Robert Duncan

Chancellor of the Texas Tech University System
Duncan became chancellor of the Texas Tech University System in 2014. Previously, he spent 18 years in the Texas Senate, where he served as chairman of the Senate State Affairs Committee and as president pro tempore. Duncan also served in the Texas House and was a partner at the Crenshaw, Dupree and Milam law firm in Lubbock.
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Gregory Fenves

President of the University of Texas at Austin
Fenves began serving as the president of UT-Austin in 2015. He previously served as the university’s executive vice president, provost and as dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering. Fenves is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the highest national honor awarded to engineers in the United States.
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Helen Giddings

State Representative
Giddings, D-DeSoto, has represented House District 109 since 1993. She serves as vice chairwoman of the House State Affairs Committee and is a member of the Appropriations and Calendars committees. She also serves as vice chairwoman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Article III. Giddings is president of Multiplex Inc., a specialty concessions company she founded in 1989.
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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, Business & Commerce and Natural Resources & Economic Development committees. He is also a member of the Select Committee on Government Facilities. Before joining the Legislature, Seliger served four terms as mayor of Amarillo.


Saturday September 24, 2016 11:10am - 12:10pm
Flawn Academic Center, Auditorium 21 2304 Whitis Avenue, Austin, TX 78705