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.
Excelencia in Education prepared this helpful chart demonstrating differences in characteristics of "traditional" students with the updated profile of "post-traditional" students. For information regarding Excelencia and their initiatives in support of Latino student success, see excelencia.org .
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:
(Printing in full color with 28# paper, a little heavier than printer paper, is suggested)
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 Rissa McGuire, 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 Mr. F. O'Neil Griffin of Kerrville, our 2020 honoree, who was presented with the award on January 22, 2020, in Austin, Texas.
Texas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol The next UGRD will be conducted spring 2021.
Council meetings are traditionally the Wednesday afternoon before quarterly THECB meetings. The upcoming schedule is:
--July 22, 2020 (Coordinating Board, July 23)
--October 21, 2020 (Coordinating Board, October 22)
--January 20, 2021 (Coordinating Board, January 21)
--April 21, 2021 (Coordinating Board, April 22)
--October 20, 2021 (Coordinating Board, October 21)
Please note: The Coordinating Board is also scheduled to meet July 22, 2021.
Council of Public University Presidents and Chancellors 1103 West 24th Street, Austin, Texas 78705 Phone: 512-923-8517