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  • President Powers talks about Enron's collapse eight years later

    By Marjorie Smith
    Published: Nov. 9, 2009

    It’s been eight years since Enron collapsed into bankruptcy, but memories linger in corporate boardrooms, where directors are charged with preventing a reprise of the self-dealing and accounting scandals that sunk the energy company. It’s a set of responsibilities William Powers understands well before becoming president of The University of Texas in 2006, Powers — a lawyer and professor — was tapped by Enron’s board to lead a special investigation to determine what went wrong and why.

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