UT Hires Search Firm, Seeks Suggestions for Chancellor

The University of Texas System's Board of Regents signed a contract with an executive firm Wednesday to help find a replacement for Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa.

The president of the University of Texas at Austin, meanwhile, said he would be comfortable with Gov. Rick Perry's reported favorite: Kyle Janek, the executive commissioner of Texas Health and Human Services.

"Let me first say this is the board’s choice," UT-Austin President Bill Powers told The Texas Tribune on Wednesday. "They’ll go through a process, as they should. It’s up to them to choose the chancellor, and I’m confident we’ll get a ...

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