The House Committee on Higher Education 
         76th Legislature 
         September 19, 2000 
         9:00 a.m. 
         Capitol Extension, E2.016 
         Pursuant to a notice posted on September 8, 2000, the House  
         Committee on Higher Education met in a public hearing and was  
         called to order by the acting chair, Representative Henry  
         Cuellar, at 9:14 a.m. 
         The roll was answered as follows: 
         Present:  Representatives Henry Cuellar; Geanie Morrison; Elvira  
         Absent:   Representatives Irma Rangel; Fred Brown; David  
                   Farabee; Tony Goolsby; Jesse Jones; Arlene Wohlgemuth  
         (Representative Jesse Jones now present.) 
         Testimony was taken on the following interim charges:  
         Interim Charge Three:  "Study trends in funding sources,  
         including tuition, fees and appropriations, and expenses,  
         including salaries, inflation and institution-specific costs to  
         determine if institutions have the necessary resources to  
         achieve their mission." 
         Interim Charge Four:  "Evaluate the need for additional flagship  
         and research institutions to determine necessary changes in the  
         governance structure of higher education systems and  
         (See attached witness list.) 
         At 2:09 p.m., on the motion of the acting chair and without  
         objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the  
         Rep. Rangel, Chair 
         Helena Stangle, Clerk