Gates: UT-Austin "Blessed" to Have Powers

In his commencement speech at the University of Texas at Austin on Saturday, former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates included a display of support for the school's president, Bill Powers, whose job security has been the subject of recent speculation.

"Let me just say here, before the Longhorn nation, how much I enjoyed working with Bill Powers, one of America's great university presidents," said Gates, who was president of Texas A&M University from 2002 to 2006 and is now chancellor of the College of William and Mary in Virginia. "You are blessed to have him as your ...

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