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An Open Letter from Chancellor Bill McRaven

January 05, 2015
UT System | Chancellor Bill McRaven

Abbott expected to pursue affordability in higher education goals

November 14, 2014
Jackie Wang | Daily Texan

Vaqueros Won, but the Broncs Are Still Fighting

November 14, 2014
Reeve Hamilton | Texas Tribune

Texas A&M Board of Regents OK tuition hike for 2015-2016

November 07, 2014
Sam Peshek | The Eagle

UT breaks ground on new business school building

November 07, 2014
Jenifer Curington | Community Impact

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  • Coalition Welcomes UT System Regent Appointments

    The Texas Coalition for Excellence in Higher Education today issued the following statement following the announcement by Governor Greg Abbott that he had reappointed UT System Regent and Vice Chairman of the Board Steve Hicks, and appointed two new members to the Board, Sara Martinez Tucker and David Beck:

    “We congratulate Gov. Abbott on regent selections that will help move The University of Texas System forward. We commend the reappointment of Regent Hicks, who has been a strong and positive leader on the board, and look forward to the new ideas, insights and experiences that Sara Martinez Tucker and David Beck will bring to the Board of Regents. Coupled with the new leadership provided by Chancellor McRaven, these appointments signal a new era of collaboration, cooperation and excellence for the System. We urge the Senate Committee on Nominations to move swiftly on confirmations.”

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  • Welcoming Chancellor McRaven

    On Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 Bill McRaven took thelm as chancellor of The University of Texas System. In an open letter he laid out his vision for the System. The Coalition welcomed Admiral McRaven, issuing the following statement:

    “This week marks a new and exciting era for The University of Texas System, highlighted by the statesmanlike and visionary leadership of Chancellor Bill McRaven. In an open letter on his first day in office, Chancellor McRaven has set the tone for a tenure marked by teamwork, excellence in education and research, and an adherence to good governance principles.

    “His focused, collaborative and no-nonsense approach creates an environment that encourages the System’s institutions to get back to the business of teaching and research, and move away from the discord and controversy in which they have too often been embroiled, especially UT Austin.

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