A Higher Education Conversation with State Sen. Brandon Creighton and State Rep. Chris Turner
TACC partnered with Del Mar College to sponsor another successful Texas Tribune event at Studio 919 on March 7, 2019. Evan Smith, Co-founder, and CEO of Texas Tribune moderated the conversation between Senator Creighton and State Representative Turner.
Creighton R-Conroe, has represented Senate District 4 since 2014. He serves as chair of the Senate Higher Education Committee and vice chair of the Water and Rural Affairs Committee, and he sits on the Business & Commerce, Property Tax and State Affairs committees. Previously, Creighton served in the Texas House from 2007-14.
Turner, D-Grand Prairie, has represented House District 101 since 2013, after previously representing the district from 2008-10. He serves as chair of the House Higher Education Committee and vice chair of the Redistricting Committee, and he sits on the Insurance Committee. Turner also serves as chair of the House Democratic Caucus.
Senator Creighton and Representative Turner did not hesitate to express that higher education is critical to the future of our state, to our quality of life, and our economy. Texas community colleges were identified as a vital part of this ecosystem, considering almost 50% of Texas students in higher education depend on community colleges to meet their educational needs.
You can hear the entire conversation via live stream here.