Summit Takeaways

Deliverables from each of our biennial policy summits include panel recordings, a summary publication, and other highlights from the event.

2022 — Valu[ED]: Centering higher education in the quest for equitable outcomes for Texans

Valu[ED]: Centering higher education in the quest for equitable outcomes for Texans

Trellis Foundation Student Video: The Value of Postsecondary Education

National Perspectives on the Value of Higher Ed – A Conversation

Texas Perspectives on the Value of Alignment – Tri-Agency Commissioners’ Panel

Regional Perspectives on the Value of Collaboration

2018 — Postsecondary Access, Affordability, and Attainment

Transforming Communities

An introduction to the education and philanthropy communities, highlighting Trellis Foundation’s history, grantee stories, and vision. (2:47)

Highlights from the Trellis Foundation Summit 2018

Trellis Foundation recently brought together a diverse group of leaders to explore solutions for increasing student success. The Texas Summit on Postsecondary Access, Affordability, and Attainment included panelists from the Texas Education Agency, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, nonprofit organizations, and community colleges, with each panel focused on ideas to produce more college graduates. (4:54)

Keynote Presentation – Rob Kaplan

In a moderated conversation with award-winning journalist Evan Smith, Kaplan will explore the needs, challenges, and opportunities in cultivating college and career-ready students as well as student ready colleges and careers. (41:27)

Tri-Agency Panel Discussion

Discover the changes that high schools, postsecondary institutions, and various employment sectors are making to help Texas stay competitive by providing employers with the qualified talent they need to grow their businesses. (1:00:40)

Higher Education Panel

Learn how different types of institutions across the postsecondary space are approaching access, affordability, and barriers to completion in their efforts to increase educational opportunities for all Texans. (59:30)

Philanthropy Panel

How can we mobilize the work of nonprofits to complement the work of institutions to realize significant change? This panel examines how philanthropy and workforce can partner more effectively. (49:36)

6 Stories of Student Success

What does student success look like? Here are the stories of six remarkable students making the most of their opportunity to pursue a postsecondary degree. (3:34)