The House Committee on Higher Education

84th Legislature

June 21, 2016

9:00 a.m.



Pursuant to a notice posted on May 26, 2016, the House Committee on Higher Education met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Zerwas, at 9:06 a.m.


The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Zerwas; Howard; Alonzo; Clardy; and Turner, Chris.


A quorum was present.



Review educational opportunities for non-traditional students, including adult learners who did not complete a secondary education credential. Recommend possible funding options to promote degree, credential, and/or certification completion. Develop recommendations to promote programs that simultaneously allow adult learners to complete degrees, credentials, and/or certifications for the purpose of promoting and increasing workforce ready graduates.


(Representative Crownover now present.)


(Representative Martinez, "Mando" now present.)


(Representative Morrison now present.)


(Representative Raney now present.)


Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)


At 1:55 p.m., on the motion of Representative Alonzo and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.




Rep. Zerwas, Chair




Cameron Cocke, Clerk