Wednesday, January 7 • 1:30pm - 2:40pm
College Affordability vs. Administrative Bloat - Center for Higher Education

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To address the crisis of declining college affordability, Texas has begun the “Affordable Baccalaureate Program” (previously referred to as the “$10,000 Degree”). But can these degrees be offered at schools with Tier-One status? And can they multiply in a period of administrative bloat?

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Tom Lindsay

Director, Center for Innovation in Education, Texas Public Policy Foundation
Tom Lindsay, Ph.D., is director of the Foundation’s Center for Higher Education. He has more than two decades’ experience in education management and instruction, including service as a dean, provost, and college president. In 2006, Lindsay joined the National Endowment for the... Read More →

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Sen. Brian Birdwell

District 22, Texas State Senate
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Brian Birdwell is a native Texan, decorated military veteran, survivor of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon, husband, father and lifelong conservative Republican proudly representing the citizens of Texas State Senate District 22.A native of Fort Worth and... Read More →

Raymund Paredes

Texas Commissioner of Higher Education, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Raymund A. Paredes is Texas Commissioner of Higher Education and CEO of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.  Dr. Paredes spent most of his academic career at UCLA where for 30 years he taught as an English professor and served for ten years as vice chancellor for academic... Read More →
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Dr. Richard Vedder

Director, Center for College Affordability and Productivity
Richard Vedder is Distinguished Professor of Economics at Ohio University, Director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity and an adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Dr. Vedder has written widely on American economic history, authoring such books... Read More →

Wednesday January 7, 2015 1:30pm - 2:40pm CST
Capitol Ballroom FG 701 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78701

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