UT System Leaders Look Back at a Long Year

Like many at the end of this year, University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and Gene Powell, the chairman of the board of regents, are in a reflective mood.

This week, they released a year in review — a list of 48 accomplishments from 2011, including the work of two task forces on productivity and online learning, the selection of Dr. Ronald DePinho as president of UT's MD Anderson Cancer Center and their participation in hearings held by the Legislature’s new joint oversight committee on higher education.

In an interview with the Tribune, both men said the item ...

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