COVID Impact on Higher Education

Dec 10, 2020

Higher education was in crisis even before the pandemic started. Leadership from Huston-Tillotson University, the Hobby School of Public Affairs and the University of Texas at El Paso will talk about the system flaws COVID-19 has exposed in higher education and what the future holds in a conversation hosted by the LBJ Future Forum. This representation from Austin, Houston, and El Paso will provide a unique lens on not only the impact of the virus across Texas but also the challenges and opportunities we collectively face.

Participants include:

  • Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette, President and CEO, Huston-Tillotson University
  • Kirk Watson, Founding Dean, Hobby School of Public Affairs, University of Houston
  • Moderator: Jessica Martinez, President, Student Government Association, The University of Texas at El Paso

This is the second conversation in a two-part series hosted by LBJ Future Forum, Leadership Austin, and Austin PBS. The first focused on lessons learned to date from COVID-19 in our local education system. It was hosted on Wednesday, December 9, at 10AM. Watch it here:

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