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Higher Education Committee, Washington State Senate

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The Higher Education Committee is a standing committee of the Washington State Senate.

Per Section V of the Senate Rules, committees of the Washington State Senate are appointed by the President of the Senate and confirmed by the senate.[1] Committees are responsible considering measures referred to them in the interest of the state.[2] The deliberations of committees considering a vote on any bill, resolution, or memorial must be open to the public.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Permanent Rules of the Senate

Function

The Senate Higher Education Committee considers issues relating to the state's public and independent baccalaureate colleges and universities, public community and technical colleges, private career schools, and workforce training. Issues include governance and coordination of higher education, accountability, the development of a highly skilled workforce that will sustain Washington's economic vitality, financial aid, tuition, campus safety, and the licensing of private colleges and career schools.

(Please note: This general description should not be considered the definitive listing of issues considered by this committee.)[4][5]

Membership

2013-2014

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Higher Education Members, 2013
Democratic members (4)Republican members (3)
Jeanne Kohl-WellesBarbara Bailey, Chair
Dave FrocktRandi Becker, Vice-chair
Rosemary McAuliffeMichael Baumgartner
Rodney Tom

2011-2012

The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.

2009-2010

The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.

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