CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header

Local

University Of Texas President Bill Powers Resigns

View Comments
Bill Powers, President of the University of Texas at Austin, welcomes guests to the discussion panel, LBJ and MLK: Fulfilling a Promise, Realizing a Dream, held at the the Civil Rights Summit at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. (credit: RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Bill Powers, President of the University of Texas at Austin, welcomes guests to the discussion panel, LBJ and MLK: Fulfilling a Promise, Realizing a Dream, held at the the Civil Rights Summit at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. (credit: RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

167944374 10 University Of Texas President Bill Powers ResignsCelebrity Mug Shots

181572784 8 University Of Texas President Bill Powers ResignsFunny Faced Cheerleaders

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

456131094 10 University Of Texas President Bill Powers ResignsPHOTOS: George Clooney’s Wedding Weekend

 alt=WATCH: Prosper High Football Team's ‘Shake It Off’ Video

cowb thumb University Of Texas President Bill Powers ResignsCowboys Cheerleaders

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - University of Texas System accepts UT President Bill Powers’ resignation, effective June 2015.

University of Texas President Bill Powers will stay on the job until June as part of a negotiated exit that will allow him to avoid being fired when the Board of Regents meets Thursday.

Powers had clashed for years with some board members. University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa met with Powers last week and urged him to resign effective in October or risk being fired.

Powers offered to quit in June, a deal Cigarroa accepted Wednesday.

Powers has led the 50,000-student Austin campus since 2006. He fought with governor-appointed regents over tuition and graduation rates and other higher education policies, and had survived previous attempts to fire him.

Cigarroa has described his relationship with Powers as “fractured” and cited a lack of trust between Powers and the board.

View Comments