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Lone Star College Chancellor “Exit Interview” and New Cars for 2015: Houston Matters for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

This summer, after 40 years in education, Lone Star College Chancellor Dr. Richard Carpenter is retiring. Carpenter has been a president or chancellor for colleges in seven states, starting at the age of 29, when he was named President of Somerset Community College in Kentucky (which made him, at the time, the youngest college president […]

This summer, after 40 years in education, Lone Star College Chancellor Dr. Richard Carpenter is retiring. Carpenter has been a president or chancellor for colleges in seven states, starting at the age of 29, when he was named President of Somerset Community College in Kentucky (which made him, at the time, the youngest college president in the country).

As he leaves the profession, we talk with Carpenter about the state of higher education, in Houston and across the country, in an “exit interview” on this edition of Houston Matters.

Also this hour: in the coming months, the auto industry will roll out its 2015 model year. We talk with Jessica Caldwell, Senior Analyst for Edmunds.com, and RoShelle Salinas, Public Relations Director for the Houston Automobile Dealers Association, about new cars and models from the major auto manufacturers in the U.S. and imports from abroad. We discuss what impact, if any, the high number of recalls lately are having on consumer attitudes about new car purchases, and we discuss what Houstonians prefer to drive and whether that preference matches what’s actually most logical to drive here in Greater Houston.

Plus: A Houston home designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright is up for sale in Bunker Hill. Houston Matters producer Edel Howlin takes us along on a tour.

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