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  • 10 Things You Need to Know About UT System’s Next Chancellor

    10 Things You Need to Know About UT System’s Next Chancellor

    By Nicholas Persac
    Published: July 29

    Longhorn and Navy SEAL Admiral William McRaven was named the sole finalist to become chancellor of the University of Texas System. Here’s a quick look at the leader.

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      Einor Donnell said on Aug. 8 at 2:18 p.m.
      WOW--what an awesome choice for Chancellor of the University of Texas System!!! He is exactly what we need to get us back in line and on the same page to making our Universitys THE BEST in the nation. I have great confidence in him and his abilities and applaud the Regeants for selecting him as the sole finalist for Chancellor!!
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      Manuel R. Suarez said on Aug. 8 at 12:11 a.m.
      As a ChE major (class of 76’) I was contemporary with Admiral McRaven at UT. As neighbors (at E. P. Schoch Lab and the ROTC building) we shared one experience that I’m sure he remembers as clearly as I do, one which was fundamental in hardening our bodies and minds and prepared us for life’s toughest tests ahead: the meals at Varsity Cafeteria !!. What an experience and what a great time were those years at UT. I don’t know of any UT grad who does not keep a warm memory of the university. What better driver for someone going back to work with UT to do an outstanding job ?. Some people have posted negative comments about his appointment, to them “a military” is not what UT needs. What UT does need is dedication, love and honesty. No human activity or profession has a monopoly on these three virtues, they are found in people from all walks of life. Particular expertise, if needed for a specific job, is surely available from various sources and far easier to find than these three characteristics. Admiral McRaven seems to have them and I sure wish him and the University all the success that they deserve.
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