Virginia: A Cautionary Tale for Texas
The University of Virginia Board of Visitors met today to vote on whether to re-instate President Teresa Sullivan, who was forced to resign earlier this month. While President Sullivan was unanimously reinstated during the meeting, the subsequent turmoil after her resignation – prominent resignations, negative national publicity, tensions among faculty, students and alumni, complaints about a lack of transparency – offers another cautionary tale for Texas about the importance of boards and administrators working collaboratively for the good of the institution and student body.
Today, the Coalition issued the following statement viewing Virginia as a cautionary tale for Texas.
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Coalition Applauds UT System Board of Regents; Commends Choice of McRavens for UT System ChancellorToday, The University of Texas System unanimously approved the appointment of Admiral William McRaven as the next chancellor of The University of Texas System. The Texas Coalition for Excellence in Higher Education issued the following statement:“Congratulations to the UT System Board of Regents on a dynamic pick to lead one of our state’s most important institutions, The University of Texas System. Admiral William McRaven has the passion, skills and leadership qualities necessary to lead the System into a future solely focused on delivering excellence in education, medicine and research for all Texans. With the new UT Rio Grande Valley, the Dell Medical School in Austin and the UT Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, the Board of Regents has helped usher in an exciting new era for the UT System, giving Chancellor McRaven a tremendous opportunity to make a profound impact on our state’s future.”Continue reading
Coalition Responds to Historic Vote to Admonish and Censure Regent Hall
Following the historic 6-1 vote to censure UT System Regent Wallace L. Hall Jr., the Texas Coalition for Excellence in Higher Education issued the following statement:Continue reading