On December 11, 2013, Chair Hillary Hart circulated the following statement campus-wide and to the media in advance of the Board of Regents’ meeting scheduled for December 12, 2013, to consider
“(d)iscussion and appropriate action related to recommendation by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Chancellor concerning employment of William C. Powers, Jr., as President of The University of Texas at Austin” 1
. The statement was disseminated by email to members of the Faculty Council and General Faculty and resulted in more than 835 returned emails from faculty endorsing it.
Dean P. Neikirk, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council
STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF PRESIDENT WILLIAM POWERS
“On behalf of the General Faculty of UT Austin, the Faculty Council Executive Committee unanimously reiterates its strong support for the presidency of William Powers. Under extraordinarily difficult circumstances he has greatly enhanced the quality and stature of the institution's undergraduate education, its graduate programs, its research mission, its commitment to medical education and care, and its service to the community and to higher education generally. This year alone he has been honored by his alma mater, the Texas Legislature, and the prestigious American Association of Universities, which he now serves as President. As his colleagues, we are proud to acknowledge and honor his remarkable and distinguished achievements as we place our full support behind his continued presidency of The University of Texas at Austin."
Hillary Hart, chair, UT Austin Faculty Council
L. Michael White, chair, Graduate Assembly
Posted on the Faculty Council website
on December 12, 2013.
for meeting of the University of Texas System Board of Regents, December, 12, 2013.