Trellis Foundation Summit

Texas Summit on Postsecondary Access, Affordability and Attainment

****By Invitation Only*****

Please join us for Valu[ED]: Centering higher education in the quest for equitable outcomes for Texans, Trellis Foundation’s biennial summit on postsecondary access, affordability and attainment to be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on March 25, 2022, at the Highland Campus of Austin Community College District.

This year’s event is informed by the most recent U.S. Census data and the enrollment and employment trends affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with a respectful nod to the work of the Postsecondary Values Commission supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2021. It is our hope that the conversations curated for the 2022 Summit will not only reflect the ongoing challenges we face in Texas but also offer solutions and evidence that our educational systems can be transformed to support the aspirations of today’s learners.

The Summit’s invited guests will include K-12 and higher education leaders, along with national, state and regional leaders – all exploring the opportunities and urgency of meeting Texas’ goal that 60% of adults in Texas will hold a postsecondary degree or credential by 2030.

This challenge drives the work of the Trellis Foundation; to that end, we want to take full advantage of the collaborative power of the many colleagues and joyful co-conspirators who share our mission. We wholeheartedly believe that all learners in Texas can achieve their full potential. Texas is counting on it, and so are we all.

Summit Objectives

By participating in the Summit, attendees will gain perspective on:

  • How might we reframe the value of higher education to restore confidence and ensure greater participation and success for Texans and the state of Texas as a whole?
  • Where the best opportunities are to align pathways for education-to-employment that work for every aspiring student, with a view to affordability, accessibility, and sustainability?

Please RSVP by Friday, March 4, 2022.