FROM THE COALITION

Business leaders, philanthropists, engaged students, interested alumni and everyday citizens have weighed in on this debate. Take a look at some of the letters and opinion editorials that these passionate advocates for high-quality higher education have to say about this issue.

Coalition Applauds Chancellor Pick, Calls McRaven a 'Proven Leader with a Strong Backbone'

July 29, 2014
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Coalition Applauds Thoughtful, Responsible and Orderly Transition of Leadership

July 09, 2014
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Letter: In Support of Bill Powers - 2005-15 UT Austin Student Government Leadership

July 09, 2014
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Coalition Response to Ultimatum

July 07, 2014
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Coalition Responds to Impeachment Vote

May 12, 2014
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  • Coalition Applauds Chancellor Pick, Calls McRaven a 'Proven Leader with a Strong Backbone'

    Following the announcement that Admiral William McRaven was named the sole finalist for the position of chancellor of the University of Texas System, the Texas Coalition for Excellence in Higher Education issued the following statement:

    “We applaud the selection of Adm. William McRaven as the next chancellor of the UT System, and commend the Board of Regents on its diligent search. McRaven is a proven leader with a strong backbone and the courage of his convictions and we believe he will stand up for what is right and in the best interests of higher education. His inspirational 2014 UT Austin commencement speech gave insight into the type of leader he will be – one who respects diverse viewpoints, values collaboration and brings unmatched tenacity to his work. We look forward with optimism that McRaven will usher in a new era marked by good governance, an emphasis on excellence in research and teaching, and a cooperative environment that allows the component institutions to do what they do best: educate Texans for the future. We look forward to working with and supporting Adm. McRaven as he advances the UT System to the benefit of all Texans.”

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  • UT System has two strong chancellor candidates in McRaven and Fisher

    The search for a new University of Texas System chancellor is down to two respected names: Adm. William McRaven and Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher, according to UT sources.

    With their wealth of experience, either candidate would make a fine chancellor. The current chancellor, Francisco Cigarroa, a surgeon, announced in February that he plans to step down to lead the pediatric transplant team for the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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