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 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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Coalition Response to Kroll Report

February 12, 2015
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Coalition Applauds Pick for Texas A&M University President

February 03, 2015
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Latest Updates

  • Coalition Statement on Grand Jury Report

    The Texas Coalition for Excellence in Higher Education today issued the following statement after the release of a report by a Travis County grand jury that recommended removal of UT System Regent Wallace L. Hall, Jr., but stopped short of indicting him:

    “We respect the grand jury’s legal process and its findings, including its decision and statements. This confirms the Texas Legislature was right to exercise its oversight authority and look into Regent Hall’s actions. This report shows that Regent Hall’s actions were not appropriate, permissible or in keeping with best practices for public officials. Now is the time to move forward – new regents have been appointed and approved, a new president for UT Austin has been designated and the new chancellor clearly wants to move the UT System forward. It is our hope that all have learned from this experience and will join the Chancellor in a spirit of collaboration, cooperation and excellence, and work to advance opportunities for all students within the UT System.”

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  • Coalition Applauds Selection of Greg Fenves to Lead UT Austin

    The Texas Coalition for Excellence in Higher Education today issued the following statement after the UT System Board of Regents selected Gregory L. Fenves, the current provost and executive vice president of UT Austin, as the sole finalist to replace outgoing UT Austin President Bill Powers:

    “Greg Fenves will be an excellent president for The University of Texas at Austin. We applaud Chancellor McRaven, members of the UT System Board of Regents, and the entire search committee for a thorough, diligent process and an outstanding selection. Fenves will take over at a critical time for UT Austin. His leadership, intellect and passion will well serve the campus community, and the people of Texas whose lives are impacted daily by the research and teaching that take place on this UT campus. His deep knowledge of the campus, his rapport with faculty, students and alumni, and his impeccable academic credentials combine to make him the perfect choice to lead the next era of excellence for UT Austin.”

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