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University of Texas at Austin President Named to France’s Prestigious Order of the “Legion of Honor”

University of Texas at Austin President Named to France’s Prestigious Order of the “Legion of Honor”

William Powers Jr., president of The University of Texas at Austin, yesterday (May 14) was appointed to the rank of Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, the prestigious order created by Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte in 1804, for his work in establishing the French Judicial Visiting Fellowship program at the university.

University of Texas at Austin President Receives France’s Oldest Rank of Chivalry

William Powers Jr., president of The University of Texas at Austin, has been appointed to the rank of Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur, the most senior of France's Orders of Chivalry, for his work in establishing the French Judicial Visiting Fellowship program at the university.