From the Office of Senator Robert Duncan, District 28

For Immediate Release
June 30, 2003
Contact: Deon Daugherty
512-463-0128, office
512-619-5473, cell

Sen. Duncan named to interim higher education committee

AUSTIN - Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst today named Sen. Robert Duncan, R-Lubbock, to the Interim Joint Committee on Higher Education, a 16-member body of the Legislature charged with studying the structure and organization of higher education in Texas.

This interim committee will evaluate a wide variety of elements within the state's higher education system, including equity and adequacy; cost and student income levels; and administration.

Duncan said he is honored to take this duty on behalf of his West Texas constituents. Senate District 28 features many important institutions in the state's higher education future - among them, Texas Tech University, Angelo State University, South Plains College, Howard College, Clarendon College, Texas State Technical College, Western Texas College, Lubbock Christian University, and Wayland Baptist University.

"It is vital to the future of this state that we keep higher education on track, and I look forward to working with the many dedicated, talented leaders who will also strive to benefit those seeking higher education in this state," Duncan said. "We each have Texans' best interests at heart, and I am excited about the good things we can do as a team."

The committee will prepare a report of its findings no later than Nov. 1, 2004.

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