Tribpedia: University Of Texas System

The University of Texas System is the largest university system in the state. The system includes nine academic campuses and six medical campuses.

The flagship campus of the UT System is the University of Texas at Austin. Other academic campuses are at the University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at Brownsville, University of Texas at Dallas, Univeresity of ...

Video: Cracking the Higher Ed Completion Code

At our 11/16 symposium on higher education, I talked about the challenge of increasing higher ed outcomes with Chancellor Brian McCall of the Texas State University System; Elaine Mendoza, vice chair of the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents; former University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers; and Wynn Rosser, CEO of the Greater Texas Foundation.

Video: Higher Ed Exceptionalism

At our 11/16 symposium on higher education, I talked about the pursuit of excellence with Southwestern University President Edward Burger; Paul Foster, the chairman of the University of Texas System Board of Regents; Woody Hunt, chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; and University of Texas at El Paso President Diana Natalicio.

More than 400,000 Employees Now in Salaries Explorer

With a focus on the Houston area, our latest updates have pushed the number of state and municipal employees in our database to more than 400,000. Among the agencies we've added: the University of Houston and its campuses, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, the city of Houston and Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. We also updated the University of Texas at Tyler, the University of Texas at San Antonio, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the University of Texas System administration.

Steve Patterson wraps up questions at a Texas Tribune event on May 15, 2014. At the time, Patterson was athletics director at the University of Texas at Austin.
Steve Patterson wraps up questions at a Texas Tribune event on May 15, 2014. At the time, Patterson was athletics director at the University of Texas at Austin.

UT to Pay Former Athletics Director About $3 Million

Former University of Texas at Austin Athletics Director Steve Patterson will receive up to $3 million from his old school after his "resignation," according to an exit agreement released by the school Wednesday.

University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall at a 2014 Texas Tribune event.
University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall at a 2014 Texas Tribune event.

UT System Board Rebukes Wallace Hall — Again

Frustrated with his recent public comments, the University of Texas System Board of Regents has again rebuked outspoken member Wallace Hall. In a special meeting Friday, the board voted to "express disagreement and disapproval" of recent public statements by Hall. 

Longhorns Mascot Bevo has Died

The recently retired Texas Longhorn mascot Bevo XIV has died, University of Texas at Austin officials said. The 2,100-pound longhorn was diagnosed with the bovine leukemia virus earlier this month. The university said in a press release Friday that he "passed away in his sleep today." 

University of Texas at Austin President Gregory Fenves (right) introduced interim UT athletics director Mike Perrin on Sept. 16, 2015.
University of Texas at Austin President Gregory Fenves (right) introduced interim UT athletics director Mike Perrin on Sept. 16, 2015.

Relationships Key to New UT-Austin Athletics Director

In a contrast with his predecessor, interim athletics director Mike Perrin is known for the relationships he has built across the University of Texas at Austin campus. He said Wednesday that he hopes to use those relationships to rebuild fan support.

UT Athletic Director Steve Patterson talks about new football coach Charlie Strong at TribLive on May 15, 2014.
UT Athletic Director Steve Patterson talks about new football coach Charlie Strong at TribLive on May 15, 2014.

Patterson's Exit Brings Another Expense for UT Sports

Steve Patterson will leave the University of Texas at Austin less than two years after signing a contract that pays $1.4 million per year through August 2019. He was promised a 2.5 percent raise each year through the deal, which didn't include a buyout.

The statue of Jefferson Davis, once president of the Confederate States, stands just south of the Main Building on UT's campus on June 22, 2015.
The statue of Jefferson Davis, once president of the Confederate States, stands just south of the Main Building on UT's campus on June 22, 2015.

Judge to Consider Future of UT Confederate Statue

University of Texas at Austin leaders want to remove a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from a prominent place on campus. On Thursday, a judge may allow them to cross the final hurdle to do so. 

President of the University of Texas at Austin, Gregory Fenves, enjoys lunch with UT students at the student activity center on June 3, 2015
President of the University of Texas at Austin, Gregory Fenves, enjoys lunch with UT students at the student activity center on June 3, 2015

UT-Austin Team to Develop Campus Carry Plans

University of Texas at Austin President Greg Fenves announced Thursday that he has convened a group of students, faculty and staff to recommend policies for the school to comply with a new state law that will allow the concealed carrying of gun on college campuses. 

UT Presidents testify at the University of Texas Board of Regents meeting on May 14, 2014.
UT Presidents testify at the University of Texas Board of Regents meeting on May 14, 2014.

Responding to Controversy, UT System Amends Admissions Policy

The University of Texas System Board of Regents approved a new admissions policy for its 10 universities Thursday, mandating strict guidelines for consideration of letters of recommendation. But the regents still left open "very rare" circumstances where a university president can step in and get a student accepted.