UT System Chancellor James B. Milliken participated in Google’s Cybersecurity Clinic Grant Announcement in Washington, DC on June 22, 2023. The UT System has a substantial partnership with Google that allows students from UT’s academic institutions to earn skills-based career certifications from Google that give them an advantage against other job seekers when entering the employment market. Google recently launched a new cybersecurity certification that is being offered to UT students and Chancellor Milliken spoke on the importance of this growing industry as part of a press event.
On Monday, June 19, we will commemorate Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day or Jubilee Day.
Few things are more precious than the freedom to choose one’s own path, to seek the knowledge and work that gives our lives meaning and enriches our communities. Juneteenth marks a turning point in the struggle for freedom here in Texas, and the echoes of that history reverberate across America today, reminding us that freedom is neither easily won nor maintained without careful vigilance, compassion and a continuous push for justice and fair access.
Our newest national holiday is rooted here in Texas, commemorating the announcement in Galveston on June 19, 1865 of the Emancipation Proclamation, which outlawed slavery in the parts of the nation held by the Confederacy. For more than two years, the enslaved people of Texas labored without the knowledge of the legal end of their enslavement. It is a historic moment of intersecting triumph and tragedy --- a reminder of…Continue reading →
Mr. Chairman, members of the committee, thank you for the opportunity to appear today. I am J.B. Milliken, chancellor of The University of Texas System, the largest in Texas, with 245,000 students from nearly every county in Texas. The UT System is also the largest provider of medical education, accounting for over 60 percent of the state’s medical degrees, as well as serving health care needs with more than 10.6 million patient visits in 2021.
We were established in the Texas Constitution in 1876, which called for the creation and maintenance of a university of the first class. Our faculty and staff work hard every day to fulfill that fundamental charge. We are proud of the confidence Texans have in our 13 institutions, and we are grateful for the essential support the legislature provides. Our enrollment is the largest ever, and by almost every measure the UT System is more successful than it has ever been. And that growth and success has never been more critical and…Continue reading →
UT System Chancellor James B. Milliken was among the officials to give remarks to commemorate the groundbreaking of UT Tyler’s Medical Education Building on Jan. 23, 2023. The building will house the university’s new School of Medicine and the 7th medical school within the UT System. Read the press release. (Via CBS19. Timestamp: 22:54-27:15)