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From College to the Workplace: How Are Recent Grads Adjusting to Professional Life?

Posted on · A new school year has begun at most area colleges and universities. Those schools, of course, seek to create a friendly, accommodating environment for students. As such, some recent graduates may find it challenging to transition from a college campus into the workplace. There’s always been a certain amount of culture shock that comes with […]

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Skip Your Freshman Year? Why Some Texas State Colleges Are Giving it a Try

Posted on · What if there was a way for incoming college students to pass tests for college credit to essentially bypass their Freshman year and save tuition? That’s the plan of Texas State University System (the system that oversees schools like Texas State University, Sam Houston State University, Lamar University and Sul Ross State University) where they’re encouraging non-traditional […]

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University of Houston President Renu Khator Fields Your Questions: Houston Matters for Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Posted on · Since January 2008, Renu Khator has served as Chancellor of the University of Houston System, and President of UH. In that role, she has overseen an organization serving more than 67 thousand students, and a university system that has a significant impact on the Greater Houston community. She’s the first woman to serve as Chancellor […]

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Retiring Lone Star College Chancellor Discusses the Challenges Community Colleges Face

Posted on · Lone Star College‘s retiring chancellor, Dr. Richard Carpenter, joins Houston Matters to discuss his career in higher education and the challenges community colleges face. Dr. Carpenter became the youngest college president in the country when, at age 29, he became president of Somerset Community College in Kentucky. Since then his career in education took him to Minnesota, California, Alabama, […]

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

Posted on · 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 […]