UT regents confirm McRaven as next system chancellor

Aug 22, 2014
Austin Business Journal

Admiral William H. McRaven has been approved as the next chancellor of the University of Texas System, following a unanimous vote of approval by the University of Texas System Board of Regents


He will begin the job — which comes with a $1.2 million annual salary — in January when current chancellor Francisco Cigarroa steps down from the position to head the pediatric transplant program at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio


McRaven is a four-star admiral who was named as the sole finalist for the position last month. He will retire from the U.S. Navy after a 37-year career which has included time as a Navy Seal and his current position as leader of U.S. Special Operations


“Great universities demand the best from their students, their faculty, their researchers and their administrators. Great universities not only teach — they educate, they build leaders, they create thinkers and doers across every aspect of life,” McRaven said in a release announcing his confirmation. “This university system should be known for producing tomorrow’s leaders in every field of endeavor.”


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