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s_ed_2017a_2017-03-02t13:31:40z3 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/02/2017

Location: SCR 352

Final

Confirmation of Executive Director of the Department Of Higher Education



SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION


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02:08 PM -- Presentation by Colorado Mesa University



Senator Hill asked Tim Foster, President of Colorado Mesa University (Mesa), to come to the table to begin his presentation. President Foster talked about the impact of the school's name change from Mesa State College to Colorado Mesa University and the school's admissions standards, and answered questions from the committee. He spoke about the school's history, role and mission, different types of degree and program options for students, career ladders, and several of the school's new programs. He told the committee that approximately 40 percent of the school's student body are eligible for federal Pell grants, which are based on financial need.





02:25 PM



President Foster continued his presentation. He spoke about the demographic make up of the school's student body, student retention, the importance of work-study programs, graduation rates, performance contracts, the state contribution to the school's budget, and tuition cap limits. He answered questions from the committee.








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