Sources: Perry Backing Janek for UT Chancellor

Gov. Rick Perry is encouraging University of Texas System regents to consider Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek for the open job of chancellor, sources said Tuesday.

Francisco Cigarroa, the current UT System chancellor, last week announced his intention to resign from the post as soon as a replacement can be found. Perry has signaled the board and others that he would like Janek to have a shot at the position, sources told the Tribune. 

A call to Perry's office was not immediately returned, and Janek declined to comment. The final decision is not up to the ...

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