Cigarroa: Political Upheaval Did Not Prompt Resignation

Emphasizing that recent turmoil between the University of Texas System, the Legislature and the University of Texas at Austin did not affect his decision to step down, Francisco Cigarroa, the chancellor of the UT System, made his resignation official Monday. 

Cigarroa, a pediatric transplant surgeon who was first appointed chancellor in January 2009, said that he made the decision to return to surgery after realizing he had accomplished or made progress on major goals he initially set forth. Cigarroa is stepping down to become the head of the pediatric surgery unit at the UT Health Science Center at ...

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