FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 01/30/2019
Rep. Mayes Middleton welcomes district community colleges to Capitol, files legislation expanding community college baccalaureate degree authority
AUSTIN, TEXAS, January, 30th, 2019—Representative Mayes Middleton welcomes Community Colleges from House District 23 to the Capitol for Texas Community College Day, 2019.
“I am proud of the important work our community colleges do to prepare Texas students for the workplace. I am hopeful that we can expand these educational opportunities this session.” Representative Middleton said as he welcomed students.
Galveston College, College of the Mainland, and Lee College brought students for the event.
“These students represent the future of our state, and it is my pleasure to host them here for this important day of education and advocacy. Our community colleges fulfill a vital need for more affordable, high quality higher education. Given this importance, I am offering legislation to allow them to do even more for communities and students.” Representative Middleton said.
Representative Middleton filed House Bill 1203, which would expand the authority of community colleges to offer more 4-year degrees.
"House Bill 1203 is an important step toward increasing educational opportunities and greater access to an affordable college education for all Texans. I also believe it is a vital part of helping achieve Texas' 60x30 goal, which envisions 60% of Texans attaining postsecondary credentials by 2030. I'm glad to propose it on behalf of Texas' students." Representative Middleton concluded.
Mayes Middleton, along with his wife, Macy, and three sons, Connor, Christian, and Matthew, live in Wallisville, Texas. Mayes is a 7th generation Chambers County resident and Texan. Mayes is President of Middleton Oil Company, an independent oil and gas company that operates wells in South Texas and along the Gulf Coast, and is engaged in joint exploration ventures. In addition to his work in the oil and gas industry, Mayes also runs his ranching, cattle, and farming operations. He and his wife support numerous local community organizations and faith based charities.