Smith to testify before
Texas House of Representatives
Cougar News Services
UH System Chancellor and UH President Arthur
K. Smith will testify before the Texas House of Representatives' Joint
Interim Committee on
Higher Education Excellence Funding at
10 a.m. today.
Smith will address excellence funding and
how UH will use its funds. The funds are being used to attract and retain
top faculty and
Lt. Gov. Bill Ratliff and House Speaker
Pete Laney appointed the committee in September 2001 to study higher education
and the use of private activity bonds.
The committee, co-chaired by State Sen.
Steve Ogden and State Rep. Robert Junell, is charged with making recommendations
the structure and requirements for using
higher education excellence funding in Texas.
The committee is also reviewing current
higher education funding formulas and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating
procedures and recommendations regarding
Smith's testimony will be available via
Web cast at www.house.state.tx.us/audio/livecmte.htm.