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Higher Education Commissioner Raymund Paredes resigns

January 24, 2019

Texas Higher Education Commissioner Raymund A. Paredes is resigning his position on Aug. 31, according to a release from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

The announcement came Thursday, just a week after Paredes held a conference call discussing the Coordinating Board’s higher education funding suggestions and proposals for the current Legislative session, as well as his hopes to meet the goals of the state’s 60x30TX plan. The initiative, which launched in 2015, aims to arm 60 percent of young adults under the age of 34 with a post-secondary education by 2030.

“It has been an honor to work with Coordinating Board members, agency executive officers, and the talented staff, each of whom are committed to the mission of this agency and extending educational opportunity to students from all backgrounds,” Paredes said in a statement. “In my next phase of life, I plan to continue supporting these efforts to improve higher education outcomes.”

Paredes was not immediately available for comment.

Board Chair Stuart W. Stedman will lead the coordinating board’s search for a new commissioner of higher education.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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