The House Committee on Higher Education 
         76th Legislature 
         June 12, 2000 
         10:00 a.m. 
         Capitol Extension, E2.016 
         Pursuant to a notice posted on June 6, 2000, the House Committee  
         on Higher Education met in a public hearing and was called to  
         order by the chair, Representative Irma Rangel, at 10:07 a.m. 
         The roll was answered as follows: 
         Present:  Representatives Irma Rangel; Henry Cuellar; Fred  
                   Brown; David Farabee; Tony Goolsby; Geanie Morrison;  
                   Elvira Reyna (7). 
         Absent:   Representative Arlene Wohlgemuth (1). 
         A quorum was present. 
         (Representative Jesse Jones now present.) 
         Testimony was taken on Interim Charge One:  "Review models and  
         discuss methods for strengthening partnerships between higher  
         education, public education and the private sector to better  
         prepare students enrolling in post-secondary education and to  
         improve college-level retention and graduation rates." (See  
         attached witness list.) 
         (Representative Elvira Reyna in chair.) 
         (Representative Irma Rangel in chair.) 
         At 3:50 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection,  
         the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair. 
         Rep. Rangel, Chair 
         Helena Stangle, Clerk