Let me start by saying that it’s always great to be back in Dallas. I feel like this is my second home. It’s hard to overstate how important this city, and really all of North Texas, is to me, both personally and professionally. This is the only metropolitan area with three UT System institutions, all of them crown jewels in their own right – UT Southwestern Medical Center, UT Arlington, and of course UT Dallas. And I married a Dallas girl, so the city has always had a special place in my heart.
Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.
Let me start by thanking Guy Bailey for that kind introduction – and even more so, I want to thank and congratulate him and his team for taking on the herculean task of launching a new university, and for completing an absolutely phenomenal first year.
It is always great to be here in the Rio Grande Valley, one of my favorite places in the world.
Thank you very much John.
I am truly honored to receive this award tonight. More importantly, I’m hoping this gala goes a long way toward helping the children of the fallen CIA officers. It is not only a noble cause; a cause for which we should all be thankful that we can contribute, but with the world in such chaos, it is essential that we recognize the future will be no less secure for those in harm’s way. We must continue to provide for those who need it the most. I thank all of you for your support to this incredible cause.
I appreciate the opportunity to be here today, to help honor and celebrate the phenomenal contribution UTIMCO has made to our state over the last 20 years.
I want to congratulate, and thank, Bruce and his team, as well as all the investment partners here with us today.
I would be remiss not to also recognize all the UTIMCO Board Members, past and present, who are with us today – whose vision and leadership have been instrumental.
I want to thank TASA for inviting me to be here and to share some thoughts with you – and, to all of you who have traveled here from all over the state, welcome to Austin.
Let me just ask, how many of you graduated from a UT institution?
I know I speak for everyone associated with the UT System when I say we are tremendously proud that so many school districts around the state have UT Alumni
Thank you, Mr. Chairman and members. My name is Bill McRaven and I am chancellor of The University of Texas System.
I am pleased to speak with you today about the UT System’s plans to expand educational offerings and programs.
Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you, Justin, for the kind introduction, and of course thank you Capitol Area Council for this wonderful recognition.
Georgeann and I have been back in Austin now for about a year, and I must say that we are thrilled to be back home in Texas.
Good afternoon. I appreciate the opportunity to be here, and to share some views with such an esteemed group of Central Texas leaders
As someone who left Austin three years before AARO was founded – and returned to find a city that had grown tremendously while retaining all the things I loved about it – I want to thank and congratulate you all for helping make that happen.
Thank you for helping make our city the envy of the nation in so many ways.
Chancellor William H. McRaven’s Remarks to the Board of Regents, Nov. 5, 2015 (As prepared).
Thank you Chairman Foster.
Over a year ago, this Board took a gamble and hired me to lead the University of Texas System even though I had no experience in higher education, research or clinical care.
But I think you hired me because for the previous 37 years I have been leading men and women under some of the most challenging conditions in the world.
And, for most of the past 14 years, I have run large and exceptionally complex organizations fighting against a very determined global threat.
What that experience has taught me will—I believe—be of great benefit to the UT System.
The FBI Agents Association (FBIAA), representing more than 13,000 active and retired FBI Special Agents, held its second annual G-Man Honors gala and fundraising event October 28, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The event featured Admiral William McRaven (Ret.), Chancellor of The University of Texas System, who received the FBIAA Distinguished Service Award.