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UT Chancellor Cigarroa Asks President Powers To Step Down

Updated: Friday, July 4 2014, 02:55 PM CDT

From the Texas Tribune: University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa has asked University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers to resign ahead of the Board of Regents’ July 10 meeting or be fired at it, multiple sources confirmed to The Texas Tribune on Friday. The sources said Powers informed Cigarroa in writing that he will not resign, but is willing to discuss a timeline for his exit. 

UT-Austin officials said they could not comment on any private conversations between Cigarroa and Powers. Neither Powers nor Cigarroa could immediately be reached for comment. 

Powers, the chairman of the Association of American Universities, an elite organization of research universities, has broad support from students, faculty and alumni — but his relations with the Board of Regents and with Cigarroa have been strained.

To read more, visit http://www.texastribune.org/2014/07/04/cigarroa-tells-powers-resign-or-be-fired/

UT Chancellor Cigarroa Asks President Powers To Step Down


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