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60x30TX: Access, Success, Texas


In order to meet the workforce demands and intellectual capital expectations of the next generations of Texans, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has issued a statewide educational goal calling for 60 percent of adults aged 25 to 34 to hold college degrees or certificates by 2030.

In order to meet the goals of the 60x30TX Plan, the THECB has launched a regional target approach. It aims to bring together institutions of higher education with local K-12 leadership, community leaders, and business/industry stakeholders to increase educational attainment in all regions across the state that reflect each region's unique institutional, demographic, and labor market context.

2018 Metroplex Regional Meeting

The THECB held kickoff webinars in each of the 10 higher education regions to present an overview of the regional approach. The next step is to convene key stakeholders in each region to identify strategies for reaching regional 60x30TX targets.

The University of Texas at Arlington will host the initial convening for the Metroplex region on March 27, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at College Park Center.

View the Program Details (PDF)

Metroplex Regional Starter Kit (PDF)

Our work is to identify regional strategies and institutional completion targets to the THECB, which must be completed by August 31, 2018. Engagement will be crucial to our success.

Metroplex Regional Goals Advisory Group

Barbara Lerner, Texas Woman's University 
Troy Johnson, University of Texas at Arlington 
Michele Bobadilla, University of Texas at Arlington 
Andrew Fisher, North Central Texas College 
Matt Joiner, Education Research Center Region 11-Fort Worth 
Marlon Mote, Tarrant County College