Chancellor Milliken Testimony to the Texas House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education on Feb. 21, 2023
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… Continue reading →
Chancellor James B. Milliken Remarks at the Groundbreaking Ceremony for UT Tyler Medical Education Building
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… Continue reading →
The University of Texas System appears to have set a new enrollment record for the fall semester. KUT’s Becky Fogel reports the increase comes amid a slight decline in graduate and undergraduate enrollment nationwide. UT System Chancellor JB Milliken says if you think enrollment is only up because there's an influx of freshmen, you'd be wrong. For one thing, there are more students transferring from community colleges. CHANCELLOR MILLIKEN: “And we're seeing an increase in early college high school programs as well, where… Continue reading →
UT System Chancellor Milliken discussed the challenges and opportunities in leading a statewide university system, his experience at several major public institutions and how the UT System is helping meet the needs and generate opportunity for Texas’s growing and diversifying population.
Chancellor Milliken joined University of California System President Michael V. Drake and Texas Tribune founder Evan Smith to discuss the state of public higher education and what it takes to serve the nation’s two most populous states during the 2022 TribFest.