2019 Texas Higher Education Leadership Conference

Crowne Plaza Hotel

6121 IH-35 North
Austin, Texas 78752
11/21/2019 08:00 AM to 11/22/2019 02:00 PM 

Hotel Reservations

A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at the Crowne Plaza Austin Hotel with a special nightly rate of $120 for single or double occupancy. Individuals must identify themselves as part of the THECB Leadership Conference to obtain the group rate

Conference Registration
Conference Details 
Additional Training Requirements and Sources of Information for Members of Governing Boards

Texas Higher Education Star Award

The annual leadership conference brings together regents, trustees, chancellors, presidents, chief academic/instructional officers, and other higher education leaders to discuss critical higher education issues. Attendees will benefit from collaborating with both national experts and peers across the state. Interaction among higher education stakeholders is a key part of the conference.

The agenda will include:

  1.      Orientation for New Governing Board Members (Nov. 21, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)*
  2.      Higher Education Luncheon (Nov. 21, 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.)
  3.      Conference Sessions Day 1 (Nov. 21, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
  4.      Leadership Reception (Nov. 21, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.)
  5.      Conference Sessions Day 2 (Nov. 22, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon)
  6.      2019 Star Awards Luncheon and Ceremony (Nov. 22, 12 noon - 1:15 p.m.)
  7.      Portrait Photo Sessions for Star Award Finalists (Nov. 22, 1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.)

*  The orientation/conference sessions on Day 1 will satisfy the training requirement for newly appointed regents and elected trustees (Texas Education Code, 61.084).


 Inquiries should be direct to Mary.Smith@thecb.state.tx.us or Mary.Mitchell@thecb.state.tx.us.