UT-Austin President Proposed Resignation in 2015

In reponse to University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa's recent request that he resign, University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers did not refuse outright to step down. Instead, he proposed delaying his departure until after the coming legislative session.

Last week, Cigarroa asked Powers to announce at the end of August that he planned to resign with the intention to leave at the end of October. According to sources, the alternative to agreeing to resign was to be fired at a July 10 meeting of the UT System Board of Regents.

On July 4, Powers sent ...

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