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The Honorable
Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon
Governor of Missouri

Governor Nixon hosted a Higher Education Summit Aug. 17, 2010 in Jefferson City to develop a new agenda for higher education. He greeted participants at an afternoon session at the Governor Office Building, and described his higher education agenda at remarks to education leaders at a dinner that evening at the Governor’s Mansion.

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Linda Luebbering
Missouri State
Budget Director

Linda Luebbering has worked in budget related positions for the State of Missouri for 20 years. From 2002 to 2004, she was the State Budget Director for Governor Bob Holden. Prior to returning to Missouri as State Budget Director for Governor Jay Nixon, Luebbering served as the Fiscal Management Director for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. Luebbering received a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 1996. Her undergraduate degree in Economics was also from UMC. She graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1990. In 2002, she was awarded the George A. Bell Service Award by the National Association of State Budget Officers for outstanding service in state budgeting.

Budget Presentation for Governor’s Summit on Higher Education


Dr. Carol A. Twigg
President and CEO
National Center for
Academic Transformation

Dr. Carol A. Twigg is President and CEO of the National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT). NCAT serves as a resource for colleges and universities, providing leadership in how effective use of information technology can improve student learning while reducing instructional costs. A widely published writer and a sought-after speaker, Dr. Twigg is seen as an authority on using information technology to transform teaching and learning in higher education. In 1995, Newsweek named Dr. Twigg one of the 50 most influential thinkers in the information revolution, and in 2003, she was the recipient of the prestigious McGraw Prize in Education. Dr. Twigg received her B.A. from the College of William and Mary and a Ph.D. in English Literature from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Improving Learning and Reducing Costs, the Case for

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Dewayne Matthews
Vice President for
Policy and Strategy
Lumina Foundation

Dewayne Matthews has served in a variety of higher education leadership roles, including Senior Adviser to the President and Vice President of the Education Commission of the States (ECS), Director of Programs and Services for the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) and Executive Director of the New Mexico Commission on Higher Education. He has been a legislative staff member, faculty member and university trustee, and has worked with higher education institutions in Mexico, Canada and Japan. He began his career as a first-grade teacher in Taos, N.M. Matthews is a graduate of the University of New Mexico and earned a master's degree in bilingual education at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, N.M. He earned a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies at Arizona State University. Matthews presented ideas for improving college attainment in Missouri at the Governor’s Summit on Higher Education in Jefferson City Aug. 17, 2010.

Missouri and the Big Goal