Texas News

News > Texas News > Texas regents pick McRaven as chancellor finalist

Texas regents pick McRaven as chancellor finalist

University of Texas System regents have picked a top U.S. military special operations leader as the finalist for the job of chancellor to oversee 15 campuses.

Regents picked Navy Adm. William McRaven, head of U.S. Special Operations Command in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday. McRaven has been credited with spearheading the operation that led to the death of Osama bin Laden in a raid in 2011.

It will be 21 days before McRaven can be formally hired. He would replace Francisco Cigarroa, the first Hispanic person to serve as Texas system chancellor. Cigarroa is stepping down after five years.

McRaven inherits a job that must strike a balance between regents and state lawmakers who have clashed over recent attempts to force out the popular president of the flagship Austin campus.

 

Texas News

A Texas Sunset Commission has recommended the Department of Aging and Disability, the body that regulates nursing...
Within four years, North Texas could become home to the world’s most advanced indoor snow center. Inevitably, the...
A North Texas man who won a highly controversial auction to shoot a black rhino in Africa says he expects that...
An off-duty police officer opened fire on a knife-wielding shoplifting suspect at a Walmart store in Northeast...
A man is behind bars after leading deputies on a high speed chase through North Harris County. "All y'all young...