Dallas South News Wire (Rep. Eric Johnson’s Office)
State Representative Eric Johnson (D-Dallas) has been appointed to the Joint Oversight Committee on Higher Education Governance, Excellence, and Transparency by Speaker Joe Straus. The Committee is responsible for overseeing the governing boards of the state’s institutions of higher learning and ensuring that their policy decisions are made transparently and follow best practices.
“I am honored that Speaker Straus has appointed me to the Higher Education Joint Oversight Committee,” said Representative Johnson. “In order for quality higher education to be accessible and affordable for Texas families, it’s critical that the governing boards of our colleges and universities be held accountable for the policies they implement. I look forward to working with the Committee over the next two years on an in-depth examination of these governing boards and proposing meaningful reforms where necessary.”
Representative Johnson is the only freshman legislator who will serve on the Joint Oversight Committee. He also is a member of the House Committee on Appropriations and the House Committee on Higher Education.