I Support Bill Powers

For three years, UT Austin has been the subject of a politically motivated campaign to attack and discredit our President, Bill Powers. During his tenure, President Powers has advanced UT Austin in remarkable ways including reforming our core curriculum, creating the first medical school at a tier one university in over 50 years, and successfully leading a three billion dollar capital campaign. President Powers was also elected by fellow university presidents to be Chairman of the Association of American Universities, a group of the 61 leading universities in the nation. Despite leading UT Austin to such significant accomplishments, being recognized as a national leader in higher education, and enjoying strong support from students, faculty, staff, and alumni, Chancellor Cigarroa has issued an ultimatum to President Powers: resign or be fired on July 10.

This isn't the first time we've heard these rumors and they always arise in the summer, a deliberate attempt by the Board of Regents to hide from the university community while so many are away for the summer. Longhorns, President Powers has stood up for us time and time again.It's time to stand with him. Contact Chancellor Cigarroa (chancellor@utsystem.edu)to express your support and Stand with President Powers. #StandwithPowers

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  • Brian A Bremen As a 24 year member of the faculty, I have nothing but admiration for President Powers. He has been a strong leader who has greatly enhanced the reputation of our University during his tenure.

  • Alfred Stanley The Chancellor and many of the Regents are an embarrassment to Texas. They're the ones who should be resigning immediately.

  • Molly Postnikoff The legislature has already said that there is an investigation into regent and nothing should be done until that is complete. Clearly chancellor cigarroa has an ego problem along with trying to keep up with people who are not the most important factor: students and the families working hard to get a good state education at UT. Appears to me Cigarroa needs to go and his regent cronies

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