A conversation with the heads of higher ed in Texas

HOUSTON CHRONICLE NEWS Editorial notebook: A conversation with the heads of higher education in Texas. The Chronicle editorial board Monday visited with the chancellors of Texas’ six public university systems. They are traveling the state before the legislative session begins, discussing Texas’ needs in higher education and what steps the Legislature must take. The conversation […]

United chancellors

HOUSTON CHRONICLE NEWS Copyright 2015: Houston Chronicle The state’s six chancellors of higher education seemed relatively sanguine about the new legislative session when they visited the Chronicle editorial board Monday. Money, of course, is always a concern, but in 2015 they’re not staring at debilitating higher-education budget cuts as they were in 2011. Nor are […]

Texas chancellors united on seeking more legislative funding

AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN NEWS Chancellors of the state’s public university systems announced a united front Monday on priorities for the legislative session, with funding their focus. The system CEOs want base funding increased, capital funding for construction and renovation projects, prioritized funding for the state’s main student financial aid program and funding to cover the […]

UT chancellor to take ‘hard look’ at system administration

HOUSTON CHRONICLE NEWS Announcement comes as university leaders lay out Legislative wish list By: Benjamin Wermund The University of Texas System’s new chancellor may take a page out of the A&M System leader’s playbook and begin searching for administrative fat to cut, he said Monday. UT System Chancellor Bill McRaven will form a committee to […]

What Texas university leaders want from Legislature: money

THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS By: Holly K. Hacker The leaders of Texas’ six university systems agree on at least one thing: They want the state Legislature to give them more money. More money to teach a growing number of students. More money to build or renovate classrooms and laboratories. “We want the state to invest […]