UTPA President Robert S. Nelsen (far right) was joined by Dr. Mark Escamilla (left), president of Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, and Dr. William Lace, vice chancellor for administration at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, during a District IV miniconference of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) held Aug. 6-7 at South Padre Island. The trio of administrators gave a conference presentation on the upcoming 82nd legislative session in Texas and its potential impact on higher education in the state. CASE is an international association that advances and supports educational institutions by providing knowledge, standards, advocacy and training designed to strengthen the combined efforts of alumni relation, communications, fundraising, and marketing. CASE District IV represents nearly 3,000 members from more than 200 higher education institutions in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and the Republic of Mexico. The district conference was chaired by UTPA Vice President for Advancement Janice Odom and Del Mar College Assistant to the President Claudia Jackson. Also leading one of the nine interactive and informative sessions during the conference was Dr. Kimberly Selber, UTPA executive director of marketing and creative services, who talked about the initiation of Studio Twelve01 at the University to provide in-house advertising and marketing services for the campus community. For more information on CASE, go to http://www.case.org/.