Media Advisory
From the Office of State Senator Rodney Ellis

For Immediate Release
Thursday, April 7, 2004
Contact: Kenneth Besserman, (512) 463-0113

Town Hall Meeting in Houston

Houston, TX -- Senator Rodney Ellis (Houston) and Representative Scott Hochberg will host a Town Hall meeting in Houston to discuss higher education issues. The town hall meeting will be held Monday, April 12, 2004, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Collins Elementary School. Collins Elementary School is located at 9829 Town Park Drive, near Beltway 8 and Bellaire Blvd.

The challenges facing higher education and access to institutions of higher learning in the state of Texas strongly affect and concern members of our community. At this meeting, elected officials, higher education experts and policymakers will inform community members about TEXAS Grants, increased college tuition, new university admissions policies and other issues affecting higher education policy in Texas.

Texas Higher Education Commissioner Don Brown, Representatives Garnet Coleman, Rick Noriega, University of Houston Law Professor Michael Olivas, Thurgood Marshall Law Professor John Brittain, University of Houston student body President Jon Quintanilla, and others will be part of a panel discussion.

What:
Town Hall meeting on Higher Education
When:
Monday, April 12, 2004
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Where:
Collins Elementary School
9829 Town Park Drive (near the intersection of Beltway 8 and Bellaire Blvd.)
Who:
Senator Rodney Ellis, Representative Scott Hochberg, Representative Garnet Coleman, Representative Rick Noriega, Higher Education Commissioner Don Brown, Law School Professors Michael Olivas and John Brittain, UH Student Body President Jon Quintanilla

If you need more information about this Town Hall, please call Meredith Montgomery at 713-236-0306 or Kenneth Besserman at 512-463-0113.

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