ACC’s political studies center hosts fund-raising luncheon

Texas comptroller keynote speaker for annual event

 The Austin Community College’s Center for Public Policy and Political Studies (CPPPS) will hold its eighth annual fund-raising luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, May 9, at the W Hotel (200 Lavaca St.). Keynote speaker is Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar.

Hegar served in the Texas House of Representatives and Texas Senate before being elected state comptroller in 2014. During his time in the Legislature, he worked on a wide range of issues such as transportation, tax reform, government transparency, Second Amendment rights, and public education.


“Like Hegar, we understand the importance of preparing and building future leaders,” says CPPPS Director Peck Young. “We’ve created innovative programs to encourage students to engage in political and civic environments, enriching their learning experience.”

CPPPS is the nation’s first nonprofit political studies center at a community college. Founded in 2007, the center has built a roster of award-winning student programs, internships, and conferences while continuing to gather support for further innovation and growth.

Luncheon guests will have an opportunity to visit with the CPPPS board and staff along with students who have participated in center programs. Proceeds benefit CPPPS programs and services.

Additionally, CPPPS will present the Building Tomorrow’s Leaders Award to a member of the community.

To purchase tickets for the CPPPS luncheon or obtain for more information, contact Keisha Gray at 512- 223-7050 or [email protected].

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