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Thursday, September 10 • 8:00am - 8:30am
Higher Education in the Time of COVID

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The chancellors of three of Texas' public university systems on returning to campus safely, battered budgets and college sports at a social distance.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

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This session is supported by Texas Association of Community Colleges.

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Matthew Watkins

Managing Editor of The Texas Tribune
Watkins is the managing editor of news and politics for The Texas Tribune. Previously, he served as the Tribune’s politics editor and breaking news editor and wrote about higher education and the business of college sports. Watkins also covered local government as the Dallas County... Read More →

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Renu Khator

Chancellor of the University of Houston System and President of the University of Houston
Khator joined the University of Houston System in 2008. As chancellor, she oversees a four-university system of nearly 74,000 students. She also serves as board chair for the American Athletic Conference. Previously, Khator served as board chair for the American Council on Education... Read More →
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J.B. Milliken

Chancellor of the University of Texas System
Milliken was named head of the University of Texas System in 2018. As chancellor, he oversees  one of the largest public university systems in the U.S. with 14 health and academic institutions, including six medical schools. Previously, Milliken served as chancellor of the City University... Read More →
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John Sharp

Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System
Sharp has led the Texas A&M University System since 2011. As chancellor, he leads one of the largest systems of higher education in Texas, with a statewide network of 11 universities, seven state agencies, two service units and a comprehensive health science center. Sharp served in... Read More →

Thursday September 10, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT