2021 State of Higher Education

The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Education Division will host the 2021 State of Higher Education on Thursday, September 30, 2021 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM at Safari Texas Ranch. This event is generously sponsored by our Title Sponsor, Stantec.

Higher Education is vital to the future success of our workforce and has become the standard for educating our residents locally where they will move onto contribute to our local workforce. Our college and university campuses work collaboratively with our private and public-school districts to ensure students are receiving the best instruction and given their choice of higher ed opportunities. This discussion will be led by Education Division Chair, Jim Rice. Panelists, Dr. Madeline Burillo (Houston Community College), Mr. Randall Wooten (Texas State Technical College), Ms. Betty McCrohan (Wharton County Junior College) and Dr. Jay Neal (University of Houston) will discuss the future of education in our rapidly changing times.

The event is sponsored by Bracewell LLP, Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union- Sugar Land, Texas State Technical College, University of Houston, and Wharton County Junior College.

Registration is now open. Presenting Sponsor: $1,500, includes seating for ten (10) with priority placement at event, company logo on all marketing materials and social platforms for event, recognition during event. Underwriting Sponsor: $1,000, includes seating for eight (8) with priority placement at event, company name on all marketing materials and social platforms for event, recognition during event. Corporate Table: $500, includes seating for eight (8) at event. Individual Member Reservation: $35, includes individual reservation at event. Prospective Member Reservation: $45, includes individual reservation at event. Details of upcoming events can be found at www.FortBendChamber.com or contact Rebekah Beltran at 281-566-2158 or Rebekah@fortbendcc.org.

The Education Division of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce is under the leadership of Chair, Jim Rice, Rice & Gardner Consultants. The Education Division’s passion is building awareness and connections between the business sector, community leaders, a

nd education. By keeping its members engaged with current events impacting education on a local and national level; the division’s goal is to create opportunities for individuals to invest in education.