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 Responds to Regent Hall Lawsuit

June 24, 2015
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Coalition Welcomes Fenves as New UT Austin President

April 20, 2015
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Coalition Statement on Grand Jury Report

March 31, 2015
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Coalition Applauds Selection of Greg Fenves to Lead UT Austin

March 27, 2015
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Coalition Applauds Passage of UT System Regent Nominees

March 11, 2015
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Latest Updates

  • Coalition Responds to Regent Hall Lawsuit

    The Texas Coalition for Excellence in Higher Education today issued the following statement in response to a lawsuit filed by Regent Wallace Hall against UT System Chancellor Bill McRaven:

    “The Texas Coalition for Excellence in Higher Education formed four years ago this month to encourage good governance and support our state’s public research institutions in the face of an onslaught of damaging ideological and political attacks. When the governance of education becomes overtly political it quickly becomes a case of bad governance, which the Coalition spotlights and opposes. It is clear our advocacy and watchful vigilance are still necessary today.

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  • Coalition Welcomes Fenves as New UT Austin President

    The Texas Coalition for Excellence in Higher Education today issued the following statement after the UT System Board of Regents voted to appoint Dr. Gregory L. Fenves as the next president of UT Austin:

    “Today’s appointment of Greg Fenves as the next president of UT Austin marks the start of a new chapter for the school and builds on a legacy of excellence. Fenves has the academic credentials, national respect, campus and alumni support, fundraising skills and working knowledge of The University to hit the ground running. We commend the presidential search committee, Chancellor McRaven and the Board of Regents for ensuring this orderly transition. With new presidents at both UT Austin and Texas A&M, exciting prospects are ahead for Texas’ major public research institutions.”

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