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Higher Education, Select - 69th R.S. (1985)

Committee Members

Public members

  • Larry Temple, Chair
  • Glenn Biggs
  • Bill Blakemore
  • Reynaldo Garza
  • Norman Hackerman
  • Bill Hobby
  • Bob Inman
  • Deborah Kastrin
  • Earl Lewis
  • Wales Madden, Jr.
  • Joe McCormick
  • George Mitchell
  • Peter O'Donnell, Jr.
  • Bill Parsley
  • Arthur Temple ()
  • Mark White


  • Make a comprehensive study of all issues and concerns relating to higher education in Texas, covering all components of the higher education system, including junior colleges.
  • The study should include, but not be limited to, funding; cost-effective alternatives for maintaining the higher education system; curriculum requirements; undergraduate, graduate, and professional education programs; and technology; and it should give particular emphasis to the issues of long-term enrollment projections; the distribution, production, and excellence of academic programs, projected appropriations; and the projected needs for higher education programs, research, and facilities in Texas.


Senate members and public members Wales Madden, George Mitchell, Norman Hackerman and Peter O'Donnell appointed by the Lieutenant Governor 9/27/1985. (Letters from William P. Hobby, Lieutenant Governor of Texas, September 27, 1985. See Lieutenant Governor Hobby Appointments, L1803.1 P926la 1981-86 2.)

Appointed pursuant to HCR 105.

Task forces appointed by Chairman Larry Temple 3/17/1986 (Memorandum to Select Committee Members, 3/17/1986).

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