House Representative

Turner, Chris

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 09/11/2019

CHAIRMAN CHRIS TURNER STATEMENT ON APPOINTMENT OF HARRISON KELLER AS HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSIONER

AUSTIN – Today, state Representative Chris Turner, Chair of the House Committee on Higher Education, released the following statement in response to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board appointing Dr. Harrison Keller as the state’s new Commissioner of Higher Education.

“Dr. Keller brings to the Coordinating Board an incredible depth of knowledge about our state’s higher education system. He is a well-respected leader in higher education public policy and his expertise and focus on improving success rates for first-generation and underrepresented college students will be instrumental in helping our Texas institutions of higher education achieve 60X30TX Plan goals. I look forward to working with Dr. Keller in his new role.”

This morning, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board voted unanimously to appoint Keller. He will assume the role on October 1, 2019.

CONTACT: Emily Amps