Tribpedia: University Of Texas System

The University of Texas System is the largest university system in the state. The system includes nine academic campuses and six medical campuses.

The flagship campus of the UT System is the University of Texas at Austin. Other academic campuses are at the University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at Brownsville, University of Texas at Dallas, Univeresity of Texas at El Paso, University of Texas Pan American, University of Texas Permian Basin, University of Texas at San Antonio and University of Texas at Tyler.

More than 195,000 undergraduate, graduate and medical students were enrolled at University of Texas campuses in fall 2008.

The System has a budget of $11.5 billion for the 2009 fiscal year.

The System is led by a chancellor and a 10-member board of regents, including a student regent. Each regent is appointed by the governor to a six-year term, except for the student regent.

The board of regents holds several public meetings a year.

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Outgoing UT System Regent Wallace Hall (l.) and UT System Chancellor Bill McRaven.
Charles Miles, one of the first black students to attend the University of Texas at Austin, on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016.
Texas Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey on WFAA-TV's "Inside Texas Politics" on May 25, 2014. University of Texas System Board of Regents, December 12th, 2013 meeting. Texas Higher Education Commissioner Raymund Paredes at the Texas Capitol as Governor Rick Perry signs several education-related bills in ceremonies on June 10, 2013. Sen. Kirk Watson D-Austin and Sen. Jeff Wentworth R-San Antonio during Joint Committee on Oversight of Higher Education Governance, Excellence & Transparency, September 21st, 2011 University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa during a Joint Committee on Oversight of Higher Education Governance, Excellence and Transparency hearing on Sept. 21, 2011. University of Texas Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa during Joint Committee on Oversight of Higher Education Governance, Excellence & Tansparency on September 21st, 2011 UT Board of Regents Chairman Gene Powell asks the Board to support Chancellor Dr. Franciso Cigarroa at their Austin meeting on May 12, 2011. University of Texas System Regent Steven Hicks listens to a speech at the meeting on May 12, 2011. University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa (left), is congratulated by Gene Powell, chairman of the UT System Board of Regents, after the regents gave Cigarroa a vote of confidence on May 12, 2011. UT System Chancellor Dr. Francisco Cigarroa kisses an audience member after his speech to the UT Board of Regents on May 12, 2011. UT System Chancellor Dr. Francisco Cigarroa (l), shakes hands with UT Regents chairman Gene Powell (r) after Cigarroa's speech to the UT Board of Regents on May 12, 2011.

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