Texas State's Uphill Battle for Attention

When University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa unveiled his nine-point action plan for the system's future last week, it was national news. Local lawmakers came to hear him deliver the speech. Numerous outside groups, and even Gov. Rick Perry, praised it.

None of that happened when Brian McCall, chancellor of the Texas State University System, did almost the exact same thing — a week before Cigarroa.

It's a prime illustration of the uphill battle for attention faced by a public university in Texas that has neither the Longhorns nor the Aggies as a mascot.

In his vision ...

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