Texas Promise Convening

Growing the Promise

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

7300 University Hills Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75244

Texas Promise Convening Agenda



  • 10 - 10:05 a.m.
  • Auditorium - Room 101

    Dr. Bob Mong, UNT Dallas President


Promise Around Texas, Panel Discussion

    Dr. Joe May, DCCCD Chancellor
    Brief History of the Promise: Started as a Scholarship


    Steve Head, Lone Star College System Chancellor
    Lone Star College Promise


    Mike Metke, Tyler Junior College Chancellor
    Tyler Junior College Promise


Q & A


Break 10:45 – 11 a.m.

The Promise Network in Dallas, Fireside Chat

    Dr. Joe May, DCCCD Chancellor


    Todd Williams, Commit! Executive Director


    Michael Hinojosa, Dallas ISD Superintendent


    Bob Mong, UNT Dallas President

  • High school transformation
  • Removing friction
  • Implementing wraparound services
  • Technology platforms

Lunch/Leveraging Tech for Student Success

Importance of Data, tracking, CRM & More

    Mark Flanagan, Dallas County Promise Innovation Director

    Eric Ban, Dallas County Promise Managing Director


Break 1 – 1:15 p.m.

Removing the Ultimate Barrier

Giving Students Ownership of their Records

    Manoj Kutty, GreenLight Credentials Senior Executive

    Shirkant Jannu, GreenLight Credentials Product Officer

Coffee Break 2 – 2:15 p.m.

Roundtable Discussion

  • 2:15 - 3:15 p.m.
  • Rooms 137/138

Differing Community College Business Models in Texas and Financial Leverage for Promise Projects


Q & A Discussion

Critical Considerations, Legislation, Next Steps & Wrap Up

    Jacob Faire, TACC President