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The Economic and Fiscal Benefits of The University of Texas Permian Basin
Report Published on October 05, 2020

The educational opportunities offered by The University of Texas Permian Basin enhance employment prospects for students and improve the regional workforce and economic development potential. In fulfilling its primary role, UT Permian Basin generates a significant economic stimulus as well as incremental tax receipts. The University provides direct well-paying jobs, engages in major projects, and supports important research. Graduates are essential to the current and future business complex and enhance the competitiveness of the area. These activities contribute to the economy of the local area, region, state, and nation.

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The Origins of Ongoing Opportunity: The Economic Benefits of Higher Education Institutions in the Dallas‑Fort Worth Area
Report Published on January 04, 2019

A trained workforce is essential to growth in any economy. In the current environment of growing complexity in business operations of virtually all types, quality education is increasingly important from both the individual's and the employer's perspectives.

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Priority Midland by the Numbers: Education
Infographic Published on August 15, 2019

Recent advances in the petroleum sector have led major analysts and energy companies to broadly anticipate expansive increases in Permian Basin production over the next few years. Much of this activity will be centered in the Midland area and the resulting growth will bring enormous potential benefits with profound implications for population growth and education. Proactive efforts to deal with issues and prepare for the coming growth can position the area to emerge stronger and more prosperous in the future.

What impact do international students have on the US?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on July 09, 2020

Dr. Perryman describes issues with the ICE plan to bar international students from attending institutions moving fully online this fall. 

What does the Senate's version of the budget mean for the state, and how does the House's plan differ?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on March 28, 2017

The Senate has wrapped up work on its version of the budget, and Dr. Perryman notes that it includes massive cuts in higher education. He is intrigued by how this budget is balanced.

Universities and COVID
Column Published in syndication July 22, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic emerged this spring, college campuses across the United States swiftly sent students home in droves and switched to online distance learning. The quick transition came with hopes and expectations that things would be largely back to normal by the fall. However, such is not the case, and uncertainty is growing as the time to prepare is diminishing.