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Thursday, September 24 • 10:00am - 10:30am
A Town Hall on Higher Ed

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Three of the state's top higher education policy makers answer questions from students whose lives and academic pursuits are materially impacted by their work.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival to watch live and was not available on demand.

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This session is supported by Austin Community College, Philanthropy Advocates, Texas Exes, Texas Association of Community Colleges and Trellis Foundation.

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Alana Rocha

Multimedia Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Rocha joined the Tribune staff as a multimedia reporter after working in television and radio news for eight years. She has covered politics for stations in Florida, Kansas and Texas and traveled the country reporting from the 2012 and 2016 presidential campaign trails. In her five... Read More →

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Harrison Keller

Texas Higher Education Commissioner
Keller has served as the state's higher education commissioner since 2019. Previously, he was a clinical professor of public policy practice at the University of Texas at Austin and served as a deputy to the university’s president for strategy and policy. Keller also worked in the... Read More →
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Chris Turner

State Representative
Turner, D-Grand Prairie, has represented House District 101 since 2013. He also served as the district’s state representative from 2009 to 2011. He currently serves as chair of the House Higher Education Committee,vice chair of the Redistricting Committee and he sits on the Insurance... Read More →
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Brandon Creighton

State Senator
Creighton, R-Conroe, has represented Senate District 4 since 2014. He serves as chair of the Senate Higher Education Committee, vice chair of the Water and Rural Affairs Committee and sits on the Business and Commerce, State Affairs, and Property Tax committees. Previously, Creighton... Read More →

Thursday September 24, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am CDT