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SHSU's President Gibson appointed to higher education task force

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Published: Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014 11:01

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The newly formed nationwide Task Force on Government Regulations of Higher Education will include Sam Houston State University President Dana Gibson along with 13 other university presidents and education experts.

The task force was established by the U.S. Senate Education Committee to address the financial impact of federal regulation on post-secondary education.

Gibson’s appointment comes after serving with the American Academic Leadership Institute, the policies and purposes committee, and the board of directors for the American Association of State Colleges and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

“I’m looking forward to working with other education leaders from across the nation to make recommendations that will address this increasing burden on our universities,” Gibson said in a recent press release. “I am honored to serve with this group.”

Gibson will still maintain her duties as university president and believes that her involvement in the task force will benefit the university.

Being on the task force will help SHSU because it will allow me to obtain information on other universities’ strengths, Gibson said.

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