Larry Faulkner and George Grainger: The TT Interview

After stepping down as president of the University of Texas in 2006, a post he had held since 1998, Larry Faulkner took the reins of the Houston Endowment.

He retired from his post as president at the philanthropic organization last month, but he’s making the rounds — including a stop at the offices of The Texas Tribune last week — to spread the word about the results of a Houston Endowment project he hopes will change the way people in Texas think and talk about education.

Rather than analyzing the state’s higher education success using traditional metrics, the endowment tracked ...

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