New UT Regents Chairman Determined to Avoid Drama

After Paul Foster was named chairman of the University of Texas System Board of Regents in August, Charles Miller, a Houston businessman who had served in that position for more than three years, sent him a note.

“I told him it’s an easy job,” Miller said. “You just have to solve difficult problems 24/7 and spend the rest of your time putting out the resulting fires.”

Foster is no slouch. His predilection for hard work began with a paper route at age 11 and developed during summers as a teenager laboring in the New Mexico oil fields where ...

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