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Regents to consider plan to provide more support to campus presidents and keep student tuition flat

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Board of Regents Meetings, Budget, Tuition & Financial Aid

AUSTIN – The University of Texas System Board of Regents this week will vote on an unprecedented plan that will provide even more support to academic campuses than they would have received through requested tuition increases for in-state students.

Statement on analysis by Moody’s Investors Service

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Please see the following joint statement from Regents Chairman Paul Foster and Regent Jeff Hildebrand, regarding the recent analysis by Moody’s Investors Service.

"While we are disappointed that Moody’s Investors Service chose to portray last week’s censure of UT System Board of Regents member Wallace Hall as a “credit negative” for the System, we strongly disagree with the characterization that governance struggles have hampered the Board’s ability to implement key initiatives and that the UT System lacks a unified strategic direction.

UT System Regents to meet August 20-21

Friday, August 15, 2014

Board of Regents Meetings

AUSTIN – The University of Texas System Board of Regents will meet Wednesday and Thursday, August 20-21, in Austin. The meeting will be held on the ninth floor of Ashbel Smith Hall, 201 W. 7th St.

The agenda book and links to the live webcast for the meeting are posted online. Parking for news media is available at the guard kiosk on Colorado Street between 6th and 7th streets.

Below are some highlights from the Board agenda (all times approximate):

University of Texas System makes salary data and student debt data available via smartphone

Thursday, August 14, 2014


AUSTIN – The University of Texas System is launching a new version of the seekUT tool that can be accessed from smartphones. This new version, which is suitable for Android and iPhone use, is designed to provide users with the three key pieces of data from seekUT: median first-year earnings, median fifth-year earnings and average student loan debt for UT System graduates by major.

Goonewardene named associate vice chancellor for innovation and strategic investment

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


AUSTIN – Julie K. Goonewardene, a recognized leader in technology commercialization and business formation at the University of Kansas, has been named associate vice chancellor for innovation and strategic investment for The University of Texas System following a nationwide search. Goonewardene will join the UT System Sept. 15.

Statement from Chairman Paul Foster regarding today’s meeting of the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations

Monday, August 11, 2014

Board of Regents Actions

Please see statement below from UT System Board of Regents Chairman Paul Foster:

As Chairman of the UT System Board of Regents, I must respond to the motion adopted today by the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations.

While I respect the weighty responsibility and authority of the Select Committee, I must disagree strongly with certain findings, conclusions and actions found in the committee’s motion.

Regents reward outstanding educators with $2.4 million

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Board of Regents Actions, Institutions

AUSTIN – The University of Texas System’s most innovative and dedicated educators will receive $2.4 million this month as winners of a Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award.

Ninety-six faculty members from across the UT System’s 15 academic and health institutions will each receive $25,000 and will be honored at a ceremony Aug. 20 at the University of Texas at Austin’s Shirley Bird Perry Ballroom in the Texas Union. A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by the dinner and program at 7:15 p.m.

Statement from Chancellor Cigarroa regarding SpaceX

Monday, August 4, 2014


A statement from Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., on today’s announcement that SpaceX will build a spaceport in South Texas:

Decision on UTRGV administrative headquarters to be postponed; focus will be on classrooms and research facilities

Friday, August 1, 2014

General, UT Rio Grande Valley

A decision on the location for the proposed administrative headquarters for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will be postponed indefinitely in order to focus on more pressing priorities, such as providing classrooms and research facilities for students and faculty – a move that will directly benefit not only the campus population but the entire region, President Guy Bailey announced today.

McRaven named sole finalist for UT System chancellor

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Board of Regents Meetings, Chancellor, UT System Administration

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AUSTIN – The governing board of The University of Texas System has selected Admiral William H. McRaven, currently commander of the United States Special Operations Command, as the sole finalist for chancellor of The University of Texas System.

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