University of Texas at Austin names new president to replace Bill Powers
KVUE — The University of Texas Board of Regents officially named Greg Fenves as the university's next president on Monday.
The regents approved the appointment at a special board meeting after Fenves was selected as the sole finalist for the position last month. According to a UT news release, Fenves will assume his role on June 3 after current President Bill Powers steps down.
Fenves said in a statement:
I am deeply honored that The University of Texas System Board of Regents and Chancellor William McRaven have put their faith in me to lead The University of Texas at Austin as the next president. There are tremendous opportunities for our great university, and I will work hard every day to realize our state's constitutional goal of 'a university of the first class.'
Fenves, 58, has served as UT's provost and executive vice president since 2013. Before that, he served as head of UT Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering for five years.
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