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Our advocacy efforts focus on preparing our alumni—from educators, business analysts, social workers, and recent grads—for communicating with decision-makers on issues that directly affect students and professors on the Forty Acres.

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UT Advocates stay well-informed on higher education issues and work to make sure our alma mater is strongly represented with lawmakers and key decision-makers in Texas and Washington.  

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Posted February 27, 2019 in Advocacy

Briefing Room Feb. 27, 2019

You may have seen TAMU Chancellor John Sharp’s opinion piece last week in the Houston Chronicle, in which TAMU makes the case for greater investment in public higher education ...

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