Good morning, my name is Tom Lindsay. I serve as distinguished senior fellow of higher education at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. I am testifying in favor of the bill.

In my view, SB 2335 would accomplish a worthy purpose, one which would benefit all students enrolled in our public universities.

I say this based on the Foundation’s research as well as my personal experience in higher education. As provost at the University of Dallas, I was responsible for submitting the school’s reaccreditation packet to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).