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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UT System has two strong chancellor candidates in McRaven and Fisher

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Tex. Lawmakers Take New Steps Toward Sanctions Against University Regent

Members of a Texas legislative committee who have been drawing up articles of impeachment against a University of Texas regent are expected to announce next month whether they will move ahead with that lengthy process, which would assure the flagship campus's most dogged critic many more months in the spotlight.

Frustration and weariness were evident this week as members of the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations grilled system officials about their relationships with the regent, Wallace L. Hall Jr.

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Coalition Applauds Thoughtful, Responsible and Orderly Transition of Leadership

Following the news that UT Austin President Bill Powers will stay in office until June 2, 2015, the Texas Coalition for Excellence in Higher Education issued the following statement:

“We congratulate and give our heartfelt thanks to all the leaders involved in achieving a successful resolution that is in the best interest of The University of Texas at Austin. We are grateful that our leaders were able to come together and put the interests of our great university first by allowing a thoughtful, responsible and orderly transition of leadership. We look forward to being helpful in any way we can to ensure successful searches for the next UT System chancellor and UT Austin president, and a smooth and positive transition for both.”  

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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.”

    Continue reading
  • 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.

    Continue reading

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