Top Texas education and business leaders will meet to discuss the future of research universities

The University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., will host key Texas education and business leaders on Tuesday, June 4, in Dallas, to discuss how to revitalize the partnership among higher education, government, philanthropy and business.

Speakers include former U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Bank of America Chairman Chad Holliday and Texas Instruments CEO Rich Templeton. A complete list of speakers can be found here.  

The discussion will center on a recent report created by The National Academy of Sciences and a group of top government, university and business leaders, including Cigarroa. The Research Universities and the Future of America report outlines 10 strategic actions designed to strengthen institutions, build talent and revitalize partnerships that lead to great research.

The groundbreaking report was issued in response to the U.S. Congress, after members expressed concern about the significant pressures on the critical partnership between the government and the nation’s universities.

The conference will begin at 10 a.m. and end at about 4 p.m. It will be held at the Pickens Biomedical Building at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 6001 Forest Park Road.

Please visit the Research Universities Conference website for the day’s full agenda. Media is welcome to attend and encouraged to register in advance.