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The Texas Tribune Festival is one of the nation’s largest, most buzzworthy political gatherings. Our three-day festival brings Texans together to address the politics and policy that affect our communities, our schools, our work and our daily lives. We hope you will join us.
Friday, September 27 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
One-on-One with Heather Wilson

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The new president of the University of Texas at El Paso on building bridges after her controversial hiring and creating higher ed opportunity in a community eager for it

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Moderator
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Shannon Najmabadi

Higher Education Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Najmabadi covers higher education for the Tribune, where she started as a fellow in 2017. She has reported on the business of college sports, student debt and the intersection of politics and public higher education in Texas. Najmabadi has also reported on a variety of other issues... Read More →

Speakers
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Heather Wilson

President of the University of Texas at El Paso
Wilson was named president of the University of Texas at El Paso in April. Previously, she served as the U.S. Air Force secretary, a role she was appointed to in 2017. She also served as president of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and served for 11 years in the U.S... Read More →


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