The Coastal Carolina Teaching Fellows Program had the honor of hearing Dr. John Lane speak for one of their professional development meetings. Dr. Lane is the Director of Academic Affairs at the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. He informed the Teaching Fellows about the work of the Commission and the challenges the state faces. He also provided the cohort members with the opportunity to ask him specific questions. As future teacher leaders and current college students, all of the information was important, but the Teaching Fellows especially wanted to be aware of the budget approval process. Dr. Lane and the Commission are continually working hard so that they can give students opportunities right where they are. Being aware of what the Commission of Higher Education does as well challenges, allows the Teaching Fellows to broaden their perspectives pertaining to education and how it will affect them as future teachers.