UT Regents Bless Cigarroa Plan

At this morning's meeting of the University of Texas System Board of Regents, Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa won unanimous approval for a plan addressing hot-button higher ed issues of the moment like productivity, efficiency and accountability. The regents also committed to $243.6 million in investments that support Cigarroa’s vision.

As expected, turnout for the meeting was unusually high. In addition to a number of students and higher ed boosters, a handful of state officials were also in attendance, including Senate Higher Education Committee Chairwoman Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo; state Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin; state Rep. Donna Howard, D-Austin; and ...

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