On Tuesday evening, the University of Texas System Board of Regents named the sole finalist for the position of chancellor. The regents unanimously selected Navy Admiral William McRaven to replace Francisco Cigarroa, who will leave his position in December.
I’m encouraged by the UT System Board’s selection of Admiral William McRaven as the sole finalist for the next UT System Chancellor. The value of Admiral McRaven’s service to our state and nation cannot be overstated, and I’m confident that he will continue to be a strong leader and dedicated public servant. The contributions of the UT System institutions are a reason for so much Texas pride. I look forward to working with Admiral McRaven to continue their long tradition of academic accomplishment, first-class research, educational excellence, and success."