Tribpedia: James Huffines

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James Huffines is an Austin commericial banker and Republican activist who has twice chaired the University of Texas System Board of Regents.

Huffines chairs the Central and South Texas district of Plains Capital Bank in Austin. According to an Austin American Statesman profile, Huffines is a longtime Republican operative and served as chairman of Gov. Perry's 2000-01 transition team ...

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In McRaven or Fisher, a New Kind of UT Chancellor

Admiral William H. McRaven, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, was named the sole finalist to be chancellor of the University of Texas System on July 29, 2014. McRaven holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
Admiral William H. McRaven, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, was named the sole finalist to be chancellor of the University of Texas System on July 29, 2014. McRaven holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

The two candidates to replace outgoing UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa — Admiral William H. McRaven, commander of the United States Special Operations Command, and Richard Fisher, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas — are neither a product of state politics nor of academia, the typical backgrounds of the heads of university systems in Texas.