Bill Text: TX HR928 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Enrolled

Bill Title: Commemorating the 10th anniversary of Western Governors University Texas.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2021-05-11 - Reported enrolled [HR928 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HR928-Enrolled.html
  H.R. No. 928
         WHEREAS, Western Governors University Texas is celebrating
  its 10th anniversary in 2021; and
         WHEREAS, A nonprofit, fully online institution, WGU Texas was
  established in 2011 as an affiliate of the national Western
  Governors University, created in 1997 by the governors of 19
  states, including Texas; WGU Texas partners with the state under a
  memorandum of understanding and coordinates with the Texas Higher
  Education Coordinating Board, Texas Education Agency, and Texas
  Workforce Commission; and
         WHEREAS, The school's mission is to offer affordable access
  to quality education for adults with busy schedules; students take
  courses at their own pace and advance by proving competency, rather
  than by logging a specific number of hours, and individualized
  instruction is supported by program mentors; with more than 60
  accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs, the
  university prepares Texans for such high-demand, high value fields
  as business, information technology, education, and health care;
         WHEREAS, Students typically earn a bachelor's degree within
  two and a half years, spending less than $17,000, or about a fifth
  of the usual cost; moreover, WGU Texas facilitates transfers from
  other institutions via a statewide articulation agreement with the
  Texas Association of Community Colleges; each year since its
  inception, it has received the Military Friendly School
  designation; and
         WHEREAS, From an initial enrollment of about 1,600, WGU Texas
  has grown steadily, and today it serves 14,000 students across the
  state; 70 percent are members of one or more underserved
  populations; alumni living and working in Texas number more than
  18,000; and
         WHEREAS, WGU Texas creates pathways to opportunity through
  innovation and a student-centric culture, and in so doing, it
  improves lives and strengthens the workforce that is the engine of
  our state's prosperity; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 87th Texas
  Legislature hereby commemorate the 10th anniversary of Western
  Governors University Texas and extend to all those associated with
  the institution sincere best wishes for continued success; and, be
  it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for the university as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 928 was adopted by the House on May 8,
  2021, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House