LSCO President goes to Washington

Published 5:00 pm Thursday, July 4, 2019

To The Leader


Lamar State College-Orange President, Dr. Thomas Johnson, spent the majority of last week in Washington, D.C. meeting with national leaders about education needs in Southeast Texas.

Dr. Johnson traveled with Texas State University System Chancellor Brian McCall and the presidents from other TSUS campuses.

The group met with many members of Congress about the need for educating students in skills and trades as well as increasing Pell Grants.

Besides the House members, the group met with Senator John Cornyn, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, and Chairman Jon Peede at the National Endowment for the Humanities.

“All our meetings went well and the national leaders were impressed with how the colleges and universities in the Texas State University System prepared graduates at a low cost for livable wages and great job placement rates,” President Johnson said.