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Higher Education Committee (Georgia Senate)

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The Senate Higher Education Committee is a nine-member legislative body consisting of a chairman, a vice-chairman, a secretary, and six members. The Committee operates under a Senate mandate to consider legislation that affects institutions of higher learning throughout the state.[1]

Scope and jurisdiction[edit]

The jurisdiction of the Senate Higher Education Committee includes the University System of Georgia, the Technical College System of Georgia, and all other post secondary institutions throughout the state. The Committee also supervises the amicable distribution of student financial aid used to facilitate higher education throughout the state.[1]


As of 2014,[1] the members of the Senate Higher Education Committee are:

  • Bill Cowsert, chairman
  • Joshua McKoon, vice chairman
  • Burt Jones, secretary
  • Buddy Carter, member
  • Hardie Davis, member
  • Tim Golden, member
  • Lester G. Jackson, member
  • Nan Orrock, member
  • Cecil Staton, member

See also[edit]

Other articles of the topic State of Georgia : Legislative Services Committee (Georgia), Governmental Affairs Committee (Georgia House), Veterans, Military and Homeland Security Committee (Georgia Senate), Transportation Committee (Georgia House), Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee (Georgia Senate), Retirement Committee (Georgia House), Small Business Development Committee (Georgia House)
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  • List of state government committees (Georgia)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Senate Higher Education. senate.ga.gov. Retrieved June 14, 2013.

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