FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 28, 2019
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AUSTIN — Yesterday, Senator Peter P. Flores (R–Pleasanton) was appointed to the Senate Higher Education Committee. The Senate amended the Senate rules to increase the size of the Committee from seven members to nine members; Lt. Governor Dan Patrick promptly appointed Sen. Flores as well as Sen. José Menéndez (D–San Antonio). Sen. Flores will continue to serve on Finance, Natural Resources & Economic Development, Criminal Justice, and Health & Human Services Committees.
Sen. Flores said:
"I am honored to be selected as a member of the Senate Higher Education Committee. I have numerous universities in my district, representing three of the largest university systems in the state: Texas A&M University-San Antonio, University of Texas at San Antonio, and Sul Ross State University. I also have Southwest Texas Junior College and an extensive network of community colleges and technical schools in my district.
"All of these schools aid Texans in fulfilling Governor Greg Abbott's 60x30 plan, aiming to ensure 60 percent of Texas' 25- to 34-year-old workforce achieves a postsecondary education credential by 2030. I am excited to join this committee and looking forward to investing in the future of this state."
Sen. Brandon Creighton, Chairman of Higher Education Committee, said:
"I am pleased to welcome Senator Flores to the Senate Committee on Higher Education, and look forward to having his perspective and experience towards the important issues that we will examine in the committee to empower Texas students and our excellent colleges and universities."
Sen. Flores pictured with Sen. Brandon Creighton (right) at the Inauguration of Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on January 15, 2019. Credit: Texas Senate Media Services.