President Powers to Deliver State of the University Address on Sept. 11

EVENT: Bill Powers, president of The University of Texas at Austin, will deliver his eighth State of the University Address, presenting a public assessment on the progress of the institution. It will include a report on ongoing and new initiatives of the university's administration. The event is open to the public.

WHEN: 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11.

WHERE: The B. Iden Payne Theatre of the F. Loren Winship Drama Building near the circle drive at the corner of San Jacinto Boulevard and 23rd Street.


  • The President's State of the University Address will be broadcast live starting at 3:45 p.m. on the Web and on campus cable channels 7 and 11 on Sept. 11.
  • Watch live streaming video from the State of the University Address Web page, or watch the video afterward. The president's report also will be broadcast live on the university's Longhorn Network.

BACKGROUND: 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. Powers will also become chair of the Association of American Universities next month.