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Saturday, September 28 • 8:30am - 9:30am
Higher Education in 2038

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Moderators
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Brian Sweany (mod.)

Senior Executive Editor, Texas Monthly
Sweany is a senior executive editor at Texas Monthly, where he began his career in journalism as an intern in 1996. He has also worked as an assistant professor in the journalism department at Ithaca College and as a senior editor at D Magazine. He is writing a biography of Charles Goodnight called The Kingdom of the Saddle.

Speakers
avatar for Renu Khator

Renu Khator

President, University of Houston; Chancellor, University of Houston System
Khator has held the dual titles of chancellor of the University of Houston System and president of the University of Houston since January 2008. She has also been on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas since January 2011. She received her master’s and doctoral degrees from Purdue University.
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Ray Martinez

Chancellor, WGU Texas
Martinez became chancellor of WGU Texas in 2013. Previously, he served in senior government relations roles at Texas A&M International University and Rice University. He has also served as the director of the Texas Senate Higher Education Committee. Martinez received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center.
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Raymund Paredes

Texas Higher Education Commissioner
Appointed Texas commissioner of higher education in 2004, Paredes oversees the operations of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. He also serves on the Education Commission of the States and on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Paredes also previously served as the vice chancellor for academic development at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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Tom Pauken

Former Chairman of the Texas Workforce Commission; 2014 Candidate for Governor
Pauken, who is running for governor, was appointed chairman of the Texas Workforce Commission in 2008. During his four-year tenure, he supervised the development of the Texas Veterans Leadership Program. Pauken previously served as the chairman of the Texas Republican Party and an agency head in the Reagan administration.
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Kel Seliger

State Senator; Chairman of the Higher Education Committee
Seliger, R-Amarillo, was first elected to represent District 31 in the Texas Senate in a 2004 special election. He serves as the chairman of both the Higher Education Committee and the Redistricting Committee. He also sits on the Open Government, Education, Finance and Natural Resources committees. Seliger is co-owner of Lake Steel.


Saturday September 28, 2013 8:30am - 9:30am
Student Activity Center South Ballroom

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