U of Texas System Chancellor Speaks Up On UT-Austin Tuition Flap

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Friday, May 18, 2012

The University of Texas System is reacting publicly more than a week after UT-Austin President Bill Powers criticized the Board of Regents rejection of his proposed tuition increase.

Reports that Powers’ job might be in danger because some members of the university’s governing board were upset over the criticism prompted various groups to make their support of the president know. The UT-Austin Faculty Council gave Powers two ovations and a resolution of support at its meeting Monday.

Francisco Cigarroa (pictured), chancellor of the UT System, released the following statement today:

The University of Texas System is unequivocally committed to The University of Texas at Austin and ensuring its place as a university of the first class for the people of Texas, the nation, and the world. It is in this context that I offer the following perspective.

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