Trellis Foundation Summit

The Texas Summit on Postsecondary Access, Affordability, and Attainment will take place on April 17, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Texas Capitol Auditorium.

This year, the Summit will focus on the intersections of education and workforce that can lead to the future that Texas needs and that Texas students deserve. In working to achieve that future, there are implications for policy and practice across federal, state, regional, and institutional actors. To that end, we will hear from national, state, and campus perspectives identifying our greatest opportunities and challenges.


9:30 Registration
10:00 Welcome remarks from Trellis Foundation, and our legislative host, The Honorable James Talarico, Texas House District 52
10:30 Federal Perspectives – A Conversation with Former U.S. Secretaries of Education

Moderator: Evan Smith, CEO/Co-Founder, Texas Tribune

11:30 State Perspectives – Tri-Agency Commissioners’ Panel

Moderator: Evan Smith, CEO/Co-Founder, Texas Tribune

12:30 Luncheon
1:15 Campus Perspectives – Student Panel
2:00 Campus Perspectives – Practitioner Panel
3:00 Adjourn