Thursday, April 29, 2004 
                           9:00 a.m. or upon adjournment 
                           Capitol Extension, Room E1.012 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.18, a public hearing of the Standing Senate Subcommittee on  
         Higher Education was held on Thursday, April 29, 2004, in the  
         Capitol Extension, Room E1.012, at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Royce West                      Senator Todd Staples 
         Senator Kip Averitt 
         Senator Kyle Janek 
         Senator Leticia Van de Putte 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 9:12 a.m.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         Witnesses testifying and registering on Charge #1-Top10% are  
         shown on the attached list. 
         The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without  
         objection, it was so ordered.     
         There being no further business, at 10:39 a.m. Senator West  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of  
         the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Royce West, Chair 
         Tara Korstad, Clerk