Council of Public University Presidents and Chancellors
The Council is comprised of the chief executive officers of Texas' publicly-supported general academic universities, two Lamar State Colleges and the Lamar Institute of Technology, system offices, and health science centers. Established over 20 years ago, the Council provides a forum for discussing the mutual needs, concerns and issues facing public universities in Texas and encourages inter-institutional cooperation in meeting the higher education goals of the state.
CPUPC (pronounced See-Pup-See) members traditionally meet the evening prior to the quarterly meetings of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
VALUE OF TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION
CPUPC is pleased to make available for downloading a series of colorful infographics highlighting the Value of Texas Higher Education. Each page features Texas-based information addressing the benefits provided to bachelor's degree graduates and our communities through higher education:
This initiative was inspired by a similar promotion, "The Value of Higher Education: A College Education Provides a Lifetime of Value," by the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). The series of one-page national-level higher education statistics formatted as infographics is available at www.nacubo.org .
Suggestions and comments are welcome by contacting rmcguire at cpupc.org.
Lamar Medal Award: The CPUPC is pleased to partner with colleagues represented by the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas (ICUT) and the Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC) in presenting the annual Mirabeau B. Lamar Award for outstanding service to higher education in Texas. The Association of Texas Colleges and Universities (ATCU) initially sponsored this award, beginning in 1977. Since 2008, CPUPC, ICUT and TACC have continued the tradition of this award and look forward to the ceremony each January. For information, contact Rissa McGuire, CPUPC Executive Director. Click the paragraph heading for a list of Lamar Award Recipients. Congratulations to the Dodge Jones Foundation, our 2018 honoree.
The next Mirabeau B. Lamar Award ceremony will be conducted January 23, 2019, in Austin, Texas.
Texas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol The next UGRD will be conducted April 1, 2019.
The 2017 UGRD was conducted March 28. Sixty-three research projects were displayed, with approximately 150 students and faculty in attendance. Thirty-three public general academic institutions, 5 health institutions and several private universities were represented by their outstanding research students and presentations. The 2015 UGRD was conducted March 4. Sixty-eight research projects were displayed, reflecting the work of approximately 100 undergraduate students from 57 general academic and health-related institutions across Texas. Abstract book available here.
April 26, 2013: With the purpose of showcasing undergraduate research projects from across the state, the 2013 event included the display of 68 research projects representing approximately 100 students from 53 general academic and health institutions statewide. Research projects are described in the Abstract Book with a few photos available here.
February 14, 2011: A statewide event conducted by the CPUPC and Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas, Inc. (ICUT). Eighty-six research projects were presented, reflecting the work of approximately 140 undergraduate students from 52 general academic institutions across Texas. The EVENT PROGRAM describes the research conducted, lists participating universities and includes greetings from Governor Perry, the Honorable Senator Judith Zaffirini and the Honorable Representative Dan Branch. Click here to see a few event photos .
Scheduled meeting dates for CPUPC include:
--October 24, 2018 (Coordinating Board, October 25)
--January 23, 2019 (with Lamar Luncheon and Ceremony) (Coordinating Board, January 24)
--April 24, 2019 (Coordinating Board, April 25)
--October 24, 2019 (Coordinating Board, October 25)
Council of Public University Presidents and Chancellors 1103 West 24th Street, Austin, Texas 78705 Phone: 512-923-8517