Commission on Community College Finance

During the 87th Texas Legislature, TACC advanced SB 1230 by Senator Larry Taylor and House sponsor Rep. Leo Pacheco which established the Commission on Community College Finance.

The Commission will make recommendations for consideration by the 88th Texas Legislature to establish a state funding formula and funding levels sufficient for sustaining viable community college education and training offerings throughout the state. The bill calls for a commission of twelve members to be appointed by the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, Texas Association of Community Colleges, and the Community College Association of Texas Trustees.

Members appointed will include community college administrators, business leaders, and other stakeholders knowledgeable in junior college mission, instructional programs, and finance.  Once convened, this panel will exam trends and forecast data, gather stakeholder input and make recommendations that account for equity in student outcomes, with a particular focus on students who are underrepresented in higher education, including from families in the bottom quintiles of the economic spectrum. Community college leaders and stakeholders will work parallel to the commission through a Steering Committee established by TACC to aid the commission in its work.

 

Read official bill language here

 

 

Finance Commission

Commission & Steering Committee One-Pager

Click on the link below to download a concise one-pager depicting the Commission and TACC Steering Committee. The document outlines the difference between these two important groups while also highlighting the points of collaboration.

The TACC Steering Committee will ensure the success of the Commission by informing the process and deliberations. The committee will serve as a communication medium between the Commission and the community college sector. Click here to view the Steering Committee roster. 

 

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Commission on Community College Finance - Informative Webinar

  • On September 23, TACC hosted a webinar focused on the new Commission on Community College Finance. The team discussed the history of community college finance, the importance of this forthcoming commission, the appointees announced to date, and our expectations for the Commission’s deliberations. If you were unable to attend this event, we invite you to view the recording and slides by clicking here. 

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