U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) paid a special visit to the SMU campus on Saturday Nov. 7 as the Grand Marshall for the Homecoming parade.
Accompanied by her husband, Ray Hutchison, SMU grad of ’57 and ’59, and her family in a red Bentley convertible, Hutchison discussed why she wanted to come to SMU for the parade and how she would support Texas college students if elected governor.
“I will offer more options to try to bring costs down by giving scholarships and state aid,” Hutchison said.
Hutchison stressed that one of the key things she will put forward on her platform is to strengthen public education, in levels K-12, as well as college funding.
“I’m also going to focus on education K-12 … to make sure our young people have the prerequisites to go into the jobs of the future.”
Hutchison said she is a very strong supporter of college aid programs.
“SMU is one of our premier private universities,” Hutchison said. “I believe in the help for private university students as well because we want every student who possibly can to get that college degree.”
“We love SMU,” Hutchison said. “SMU is one of the best schools in Texas and America.”
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Kay at SMU...
While Rick apparently quietly slipped back to Paint Creek for homecoming, Kay was the grand marshall of the SMU homecoming parade last weekend (link).