Remarks & Testimony
Good morning. It’s great to be with you.
I want to thank the Chamber and Opportunity Austin for the chance to visit with you today. And I appreciate the effort you all made to be here on a Friday, and before you’re fully caffeinated.
As Gary mentioned, though I visited many times over the years, I’m a relative newcomer to Austin – almost to the six-month mark.
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Today is my first meeting with the Board of Regents. In my eight weeks on the job, I’ve learned a fair amount about the University of Texas System. I’ve been on every campus and I’ve been impressed by our institutional leadership, our faculty, and especially our students. This system of diverse, extraordinary institutions is well positioned for the beginning of the 21st Century. There’s much work to do, as we all know, but I feel very good about our prospects.