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Promoting Excellence in the Nonprofit Sector

Panels included a roundtable of regional foundations, a study of 501(c)3 organizations in West Texas, service learning workshop.  The featured speaker was Dr. Alana Conner, Senior Editor of the Stanford Social Innovation Review who gave a presentation entitled "Think Like a Saint, Act Like a Scientist."

Download Nonprofit Sector in West Texas Presentation



Administrative Challenges to Economic Growth in West Texas 

Six panels covered topics such as rural development, transportation, workforce development, bio and related technologies, and community leadership.  Participants included representatives from the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance, Wes-Tex Resource Conservation Development Area, Ports-to-Plains Corridor Coalition, WorkSource Development of the South Plains, South Plains Association of Governments, as well as local and state elected officials and administrators.

Click here to view the Ports-to-Plains PowerPoint presentation



Community Solutions for Challenges of Childhood Obesity

The featured speaker was Dr. Eduardo J. Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H., Commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Other speakers included:

Click here for a copy of Dr. Sanchez’ presentation.

Click here to view the Presentation on Childhood Obesity (Windows Media File 78K).

This conference was co-sponsored by the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center Office of Rural and Community Health http://www.ttuhsc.edu/ruralhealth/



The Future of Water in West Texas 

The featured speaker was Cornelia Flora, Ph.D.  distinguished professor of agriculture and sociology at Iowa State University.

Other speakers included: