The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Education Division will host the 2018 State of Higher Education, on Friday, June 22, 2018 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM at Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land, TX.

Higher Education is vital to the future success of our workforce and has become the standard for educating our residents locally where they will move onto contribute to our local workforce. Our college and university campuses work collaboratively with our private and public-school districts to ensure students are receiving the best instruction and given their choice of higher ed opportunities.

Panelists, Dr. Madeline Burillo (Houston Community College), Mr. Randy Wooten (Texas State Technical College), Dr. Jay Neal (University of Houston-Sugar Land) and Ms. Betty McCrohan (Wharton County Junior College) will discuss the issues, accomplishments and future of higher
education in Fort Bend County.

The Education Division of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce is under the leadership of Chair, Jim Rice, Rice & Gardner Consultants. The Education Division’s passion is building awareness and connections between the business sector, community leaders, and education. By keeping its members engaged with current events impacting education on a local and national level; the division’s goal is to create opportunities for individuals to invest in education.

Presenting Sponsors include Wharton County Junior College.

Sponsorships that are available: Presenter Sponsorship – $1,500. Underwriter Sponsorship – $800. Corporate Table – $400. Member Reservation – $30. Prospective Member Reservation – $40. Details of upcoming events can be found at or contact Juliette Nessmith at 281-566-2161 or