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FINISH@UT ANNOUNCES PLANS TO HELP ADULTS COMPLETE FOUR-YEAR DEGREES WHICH WILL SUPPORT LOCAL INITIATIVES TO BOOST ECONOMY

WHAT:
Just in time for fall semester, Finish@UT, will detail plans to offer students a flexible and affordable path to completion of their undergraduate degree which will support Houston’s economic development.

WHO:
James D. Dannenbaum, Vice Chairman, The University of Texas System Board of Regents
Martha M. Ellis, Ph.D., Associate Vice Chancellor, Community College Partnerships, The University of Texas System
Tony Chase, Chairman, Greater Houston Partnership
Catherine Mosbacher, President & CEO, Center for Houston’s Future
Karla Alamilla, Sr. Human Resources Manager, H-E-B Houston District
Lynn Lumsden, Gulf Coast Workforce Board

WHEN:
Monday, June 18, 2012, Presentation 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Greater Houston Partnership 1200 Smith, Suite. 700, Houston 77002

WHY:
Houston ranks 33rd in the U.S. for degree completion. More college graduates could contribute to a $4.2 billion increase in personal income growth per each one percent increase in college degrees. The UT System has one of the keys to help an additional 36,000 area residents to complete their degrees.

Contact:
Deborah Charnes
512-501-4971 X 708
dcharnes@cultural-strategies.com

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