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Grayson College students meet with elected officials in Austin

Grayson College students, administrators and Board of Trustees members gathered in Austin today to participate in the annual Community College Day event hosted by The Texas Association of Community Colleges and the Texas Association of Community College Marketers. This event provides an opportunity for Texas college students to engage with their elected officials and discuss issues relevant to them and higher education.

“We are extremely grateful that our students are about to share with our representatives the impact of our college and the importance of investing in community colleges,” GC President Dr. Jeremy McMillen said.

In addition to visits with legislators, students have the opportunity to hear remarks from higher education leaders as well as interview various state senators and representatives. Students and legislators will discuss legislative priorities for education in 2019 and the issues that ultimately affect students. These issues include – funding, dual credit and workforce among others.

“Community College Day gives the students we serve an opportunity to discuss important policy issues related to education through face-to-face interactions with legislators,” TACC President and CEO Jacob Fraire said. “We believe this insight informs students about legislative processes and the inner-workings of the state Capitol; it also offers legislators the opportunity to hear directly from Texans.”


ABOUT: TACC is a nonprofit organization that represents 50 public community college districts.

Our primary mission is advocacy to help lead policy development, innovation and institutional practices in higher education. We provide a common voice on behalf of member colleges during the Texas Legislative session and build relationships with state policymakers during non-session years. This voice promotes the sustainability of, and equity among, community college districts across the great state of Texas.

TACCM is the only Texas-based organization dedicated exclusively to the professional development and success of marketing, advertising and communication professionals within the two-year sector of higher education. Join other community, junior and technical colleges across the state to share resources and solutions to the unique challenges we face.

Attachment: Photo of State Rep. Reggie Smith with Grayson College President Dr. Jeremy McMillen, students, administrators and Board of Trustees members gathered in Austin today to participate in the annual Community College Day event.

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Students meeting with elected officials