AUSTIN, Texas —Vice Provost Gerald Torres will represent The University of Texas at Austin in a media briefing Friday (Sept. 22) in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Education Writers Association.
Torres will discuss the academic success achieved by the first two classes of students admitted to the University under the “Texas 10 Percent Plan,” which guarantees admission to high school students graduating in the top 10 percent of their class.
The presentation will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Wyndham City Center Hotel, located at New Hampshire Avenue and M. Street, NW, in Washington, D.C.
Joining Torres will be Penda Hair, co-director of the Washington, D.C.-based Advancement Project, a civil rights advocacy group.
Dr. Mary Frances Berry, chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, will act as respondent. An informal interchange among panel members and the media is scheduled to follow.