News stories related to the foundation and its mission.
Mathematics for College Readiness: A survey of math requirements at Texas postsecondary institutions Greater Texas Foundation recognizes mathematics as a significant barrier to Texas students’ postsecondary success. To better understand the math knowledge required for certain fields of study, in 2010, Greater Texas Foundation (GTF) released a survey to representatives of all 2-year and 4-year [...]
This infographic contains facts about the overall transition of Texas Latino students through the education pipeline and the impact on the workforce. For example, statewide 19% of all 7th graders complete college within six years of high school graduation. For Latino students, that number is 11%. For more, you can view the infographic here.
We'd like to congratulate all GTF Scholars graduating this year! The University of Houston recently shared a newsletter highlighting some of these individuals that can be found here. We also congratulate all GTF Scholars who have completed another academic year and continue their pursuit of a 4-year degree next fall! GTF Scholars is specially designed for [...]
Greater Texas Foundation President & CEO Wynn Rosser provided written and verbal testimony this legislative session on several bills related to improving Texas students’ postsecondary education outcomes. Here is an update of some of GTF's activity during the current session. On February 24, Rosser testified to the House Public Education Committee on a bill (HB [...]
Recently, the chairs of the Texas Senate and House Higher Education committees, Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, and state Rep. John Zerwas, R-Richmond, sat down with Evan Smith of the Texas Tribune to discuss the current state legislative session and its impact on higher education. For the full video, please see below or go here.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), Texas Education Agency (TEA), and the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) publish annual data tracking a 7th grade cohort longitudinally through the Texas education pipeline. This data allows analysts to track student’s persistence and completion from middle school through postsecondary education and to further break down the statistics by [...]
Dr. Wynn Rosser, President & CEO of Greater Texas Foundation, will speak at the upcoming convening, "Catalyzing Large Scale Change: The Funder's Role in Collective Impact," hosted by the Collective Impact Forum. The forum is a joint initiative by FSG and the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions. The event will take place on May [...]
Dr. Wynn Rosser, President & CEO of Greater Texas Foundation, was a part of a panel discussing the future of Texas higher education. The panel, part of the Texas Tribune's event series, included the chancellor of the Texas Tech University System, Robert Duncan, former president of the University of Texas at Brownsville, and state Sen. [...]
GTF President & CEO, Wynn Rosser, gave a testimony to the Strategic Planning Committee of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) in late 2014. The committee "is charged with providing to [THECB] advice and recommendations regarding the Board’s development of the next long-term strategic plan for Texas higher education." A recording of the the [...]
We are proud to announce Dr. Wynn Rosser, President and CEO of Greater Texas Foundation, has been elected to serve as the Board Chair of Grantmakers for Education (GFE). Dr. Rosser has served on the board for five years, including two as Vice Chair, and assumed the position of board Chair in October 2014. GFE [...]