On Jan. 31, Ray Marshall Center director Christopher King participated in the 2011 Texas Family Impact Seminar hosted at the Texas State Capitol. Seminar attendees include state legislatures and legislative staff. Dr. King, along with Cassius Johnson, the director of public policy at College Summit and former Barbara Jordan Fellow from the LBJ School of Public Affairs (2002), were the featured speakers for this year’s topic, Getting To and Through College: Strategies for Improving College Attendance and Completion Rates in Texas. Dr. King presented recent data collected from the Central Texas Student Futures Project which looks at factors that affect college enrollment, student demographic trends, and strategies for improving enrollment and completion of postsecondary education. The objective of these Seminars is to provide state policymakers with nonpartisan, high-quality research on issues that affect families in Texas. The Texas Family Impact Seminar is a collaborative initiative between the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas in Austin and Texas Tech University.