President Powers to Deliver State of the University Address Sept. 14 at The University of Texas at Austin

Sept. 9, 2011

AUSTIN, Texas — William Powers Jr., president of The University of Texas at Austin, will deliver his sixth State of the University Address at 4 p.m., Sept. 14, providing a report on ongoing and new initiatives of the university's administration.

Among other topics, the president will discuss the essence of public research universities. He will outline ways that political and educational leaders can unite behind a vision that embraces both institutional change and continuity of mission.

The program, which is open to the public, will be in the B. Iden Payne Theatre of the F. Loren Winship Drama Building near the circle drive at the corner of San Jacinto and 23rd streets.

The president's report will be broadcast live on the Longhorn Network. It also will be broadcast live on the Web and on campus cable channels 11 and 13. Live streaming for the program will begin at 3:45 p.m.

More information about the President's State of the University Address and the live webcast and broadcast is available online.

Powers is the 28th president of The University of Texas at Austin. Before taking office on Feb. 1, 2006, he was dean of the university's School of Law, where he won recognition for recruiting a world-class faculty and attracting highly diverse and talented students. He delivered his inaugural address on the state of the university on Sept. 19, 2006.

For more information, contact: Robert D. Meckel, Office of the President, 512 475 7847.