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November, 2019

201921nov(nov 21)8:00 am22(nov 22)2:00 pm2019 Higher Education Leadership Conference8:00 am - 2:00 pm (22) Event Type:Annual Leadership Conference

Event Details

Conference Summary

Conference Summary


Conference Registration
Hotel Reservations: Hotel reservations for the Leadership Conference
For phone reservations call: 1-800-227-6963 (Group Code: LEA)

A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at the Crowne Plaza Austin Hotel with a special nightly rate of $120 for single or double occupancy. Individuals must identify themselves as part of the THECB Leadership Conference to obtain the group rate

Agenda and Materials

Registration Roster*
60x30TX Strategic Plan*
2019 Texas Public Higher Education Almanac
Biographies: Conference Presenters, Panelists, and Facilitators
Biographies: Coordinating Board Members
Additional Meeting Materials*
2019 Star Awards

Documents marked * will be provided in hard-copy form at the conference. Conference Presentations, Videos, and Handouts will be added as they become available. 

Presentations, Videos and Handouts 

Day 1 – November 21, 2019 
08:15 Panel Discussion “What I Wish I Had Known as a New Governing Board Member”  Handout 1 Handout 2 Handout 3

Sessions for University Governing Board Members
09:00 The Budgeting Process for Public Universities in Texas PPT
09:45 Space Usage Efficiency PPT
10:00 Board Member Roles and Responsibilities: Sustaining Institutional Autonomy and Board Independence PPT
10:45 Monitoring and Oversight: What is Good Information PPT
11:30 The Auditing Process for Public Universities in Texas PPT

Sessions for Community College Governing Board Members  
09:00 Understanding the Revenue Mix for Texas Community Colleges and the State Budgeting Process PPT
09:45 The Budgeting Process for Public Community Colleges in Texas PPT
10:45 Campus Financial Management – Panel Discussion 
11:30 Financial Condition Analysis for Community College PPT
Luncheon and Keynote
12:00 Luncheon and Keynote Speaker – Commissioner Harrison Keller: The State of Higher Education in Texas Video PDF

Afternoon Sessions 
13:15 The Website and Monitoring Progress toward Achieving the Goals of 60x30TX through the Texas Public Higher Education Accountability System PPT
14:00 Effective Trusteeship, Ethics, and the Avoidance of Conflicts of Interest PPT
15:45  Governor Abbott’s Executive Orders on Safety PPT
16:15 Leadership Dynamics in Public Higher Education – Effectively Working with the Texas Legislature  

Day 2 – November 22, 2019 
08:15  Keynote Speaker – Norma Guerra Gaier PPT
09:30 How to Maximize Student ROI in a Liberal Arts Education
09:30 Layering and Complimenting Marketable Skills PPT1 PPT2 Handout
10:45 Plenary Session – Internships and Marketable Skills  PPT Handout 1 Handout 2 Video
12:00 Star Awards Ceremony and Luncheon


21 (Thursday) 8:00 am - 22 (Friday) 2:00 pm


Crowne Plaza Hotel Austin

Crowne Plaza Austin Hotel 6121 I-35 North Austin, TX 78752


Gun Notice

Texas Penal Code Section 46.035(c) states: “A license holder commits an offense if the license holder intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries a handgun under the authority of Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, regardless of whether the handgun is concealed or carried in a shoulder or belt holster, in the room or rooms where a meeting of a governmental entity is held and if the meeting is an open meeting subject to Chapter 551, Government Code, and the entity provided notice as required by that chapter.” Thus, no person can carry a handgun and enter the room or rooms where a meeting of the THECB is held if the meeting is an open meeting subject to Chapter 551, Government Code.

Please Note that this governmental meeting is, in the opinion of counsel representing THECB, an open meeting subject to Chapter 551, Government Code and THECB is providing notice of this meeting as required by Chapter 551. In addition, please note that the written communication required by Texas Penal Code Sections 30.06 and 30.07, prohibiting both concealed and open carry of handguns by Government Code Chapter 411 licensees, will be posted at the entrances to this governmental meeting

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