The House Committee on Higher Education 
         77th Legislature 
         August 1, 2002                           
         1:00 p.m. 
         Capitol Extension, E2.010 
         Pursuant to a notice posted on July 16, 2002, the House  
         Committee on Higher Education met in a public hearing and was  
         called to order by the chair, Representative Rangel, at 1:10  
         The roll was answered as follows: 
         Present:  Representatives Rangel; Brown, Fred; Goolsby; Morrison  
         Absent:   Representatives Farabee; Jones, Jesse; Reyna, Elvira;  
                   Uher; West, George "Buddy" (5). 
         Testimony was taken on Interim Charge Two:  "Identify effective  
         measures the legislature, P-16 institutions, the Texas Higher  
         Education Coordinating Board, the Texas Education Agency, and  
         other entities should take to close performance and  
         participation gaps within Texas and consider aligning curriculum  
         and standards in P-16 education to improve student preparation."   
         (See attached witness list.) 
         (Representative West, George "Buddy" now present.) 
         A quorum was now present. 
         (Representative Uher now present.) 
         (Representative Jones, Jesse now present.) 
         (Representative Brown, Fred in chair.) 
         (Representative Rangel in chair.) 
         At 3:49 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