From neighborhood schools to flagship universities, the pandemic has dramatically modified the expertise of upper schooling in Texas. Academic establishments have felt their approach by way of virtual studying and shifting security protocols. Now, as we enter yr three of the pandemic, what’s forward for greater schooling in Texas?
Join us at midday Central time Friday, Feb. 25, for a virtual event discussing COVID-19 on campus. Kate McGee, greater schooling reporter for The Texas Tribune, will host a dialog with Cynthia Teniente-Matson, president of Texas A&M University-San Antonio; Alisa White, president of Sam Houston State University; and Gregory Williams, president of Odessa College.
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The Texas Tribune’s “COVID, Year 3” virtual event collection options in-depth conversations with distinguished officers and newsmakers moderated by professional journalists from The Texas Tribune. Each event within the collection is devoted to at least one side of life in Texas impacted tremendously by the pandemic — public well being, the financial system and greater schooling. Watch components one and two of this collection.
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About our Speakers
Teniente-Matson has been president of Texas A&M University-San Antonio since 2014. As president, she has overseen the college’s progress into a four-year school. Teniente-Matson can be treasurer for the board of administrators for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and treasurer for Higher Education Resource Services.
White has been president of Sam Houston State University since 2020. Previously, she was president of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. White additionally served as senior vp for educational affairs on the University of Texas at Tyler and provost at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls.
Williams has been president of Odessa College since 2007. Previously, he was chair of the Texas Association of Community Colleges and a member of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Formula Funding Committee. Williams additionally served on the American Association of Community Colleges board of administrators and govt board.
McGee covers greater schooling for The Texas Tribune after practically a decade as a reporter at public radio stations throughout the nation. She most just lately lined greater schooling at WBEZ in Chicago, however she began on the schooling beat in 2013 at KUT in Austin. McGee has additionally labored at NPR associates in Washington, D.C.; New York City; and Reno, Nevada.
The dialog may even be out there to view on demand after the event at texastribune.org/occasions.
Sponsors assist make our occasions potential. Thank you to UTHealth School of Public Health and Greater Texas Foundation for presenting this event and WGU Texas, Texas Association of Community Colleges, Pearson, Educate Texas, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Trellis Foundation for supporting this event. Media assist is supplied by the Austin American-Statesman.
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