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Statement from Chairman Foster on AG’s Law School Foundation report

Friday, January 16, 2015


The Board of Regents appreciates the hard work and attention of the Office of the Attorney General in its review of the issues related to the relationship between the UT Austin Law School and the Law School Foundation. The report identifies areas for improvement related to transparency, alignment of university and foundation missions, and compliance with records production. The problems highlighted in the Attorney General’s report have been or will be addressed.

Statement from Chancellor McRaven on visit to South Texas

Friday, January 16, 2015

UT Brownsville, Chancellor, UT Pan American, UT Rio Grande Valley

This week I traveled to Brownsville, Edinburg and Harlingen for a series of very enlightening meetings with administrative, faculty, staff and student leaders of the new University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, including its medical school.  I was awestruck by the exceptional quality, speed and extraordinary diligence and detail with which the institution is taking shape, as well as the cohesiveness and determination of all involved to open the doors of what may be the nation’s second largest Hispanic-serving institution, only sev

Texas health commissioner tapped for joint appointment with UT System and UT Health Northeast

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Health & Medical Education, UT Health Science Center at Tyler

David Lakey, M.D.David Lakey, M.D.AUSTIN – Nationally-renowned physician David Lakey, M.D., will step down as commissioner for the Texas Department of State Health Services to join UT Health Northeast in Tyler and The University of Texas System, both institutions announced Wednesday.

UT System Regents to meet Monday

Friday, December 12, 2014

Board of Regents Meetings

The University of Texas System Board of Regents will hold a special called meeting on Monday, Dec. 15, in Austin. The meeting will be held on the ninth floor of Ashbel Smith Hall, 201 W. 7th St.

The agenda book for the meeting is available online.

The Board will convene in open session at 3:30 p.m. and immediately recess to executive session to discuss time-sensitive legal and personnel matters, including matters related to the ongoing independent investigation of admissions practices.

Public invited to offer input, nominations for UT Austin president

Monday, November 17, 2014

UT Austin, General, Presidents

AUSTIN – Members of the public may submit nominations for the next president of the University of Texas at Austin via a UT System website launched today, Board of Regents Chairman Paul L. Foster announced.

The website also provides a tentative timeline for the search process and gives the public the opportunity to offer comments about the successor to UT Austin President Bill Powers, who announced he will step down June 5, 2015.

Statement from Chairman Paul Foster, Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Pedro Reyes

Friday, November 14, 2014

UT Brownsville, General, UT Pan American, UT Rio Grande Valley

The University of Texas System Board of Regents and the UT System administration fully support President Guy Bailey in his recommendation to make the “Vaqueros” the athletic nickname for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

UT System Board of Regents approves “Vaqueros” as athletic nickname for new university

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Board of Regents Actions, Board of Regents Meetings, UT Rio Grande Valley

A vaquero is depicted as part of the Tejano Monument at the Texas Capitol in Austin. Photo by Ralph Barrera/Austin American-StatesmanA vaquero is depicted as part of the Tejano Monument at the Texas Capitol in Austin. Photo by Ralph Barrera/Austin American-StatesmanEL PASO – The University of Texas System Board of Regents officially and unanimously approved “Vaqueros” as the athletic nickname for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley at its meeting Thursday. The board also gave the nod to using blue, green and orange as the colors for the new university, set to open in fall 2015.

UT System will leverage technology to improve care for diabetic patients

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Board of Regents Actions, Board of Regents Meetings, Health & Medical Education

EL PASO – The University of Texas System is committed to leading the nation in developing technology aimed at transforming the way health care is delivered to diabetes patients.

The UT System Board of Regents voted today to allocate $5 million to fund the first phase of Project DOC, which stands for Diabetes Obesity Control. The goal of Project DOC is to use big data and technology – whether social, mobile or cloud – to improve the health of diabetes patients by enhancing access to care, empowering better self-management and promoting healthier living.

UTIMCO reports strong performance for 2014

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Board of Regents Meetings, UTIMCO

EL PASO – Endowments benefiting institutions in The University of Texas System and Texas A&M University System posted a 15.1 percent return for the fiscal year ending Aug. 31, keeping on trend with a decade of positive performance by The University of Texas Investment Management Company, the entity that manages endowments for the two largest public higher education systems in the state.

UT System institutions provide range of services to student veterans

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

UT Arlington, Board of Regents Meetings, UT Austin, Education, UT El Paso, Institutions, Presidents, UT San Antonio

EL PASO – University of Texas System institutions are dedicated to providing a variety of unique services and resources to veterans and active duty service members, said the presidents of four UT institutions that serve high numbers of students affiliated with the military.

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