White House summit a helpful exchange of ideas
On Thursday, I was honored to attend a higher education summit at the White House. Hosted by President Obama and attended by First Lady Michelle Obama, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, the meeting was attended by approximately 100 education leaders from across the country.
The evening and then day-long session was focused on college access and success for low-income students, an issue the president has kept a sustained focus on, and an issue on which we have worked hard here at UT Austin, with special emphasis on the importance of timely graduation. I’m proud of the initiatives we have taken here to control the cost of college, and I pledge to continue working to keep a UT Austin education within reach of all students. You can read news coverage of the event at:
Hook ’em Horns,
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