Statement from UT Austin President Bill Powers on the Loss of Distinguished Alumnus Robert S. Strauss

The following is a statement from University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers regarding the loss of ambassador and alumnus Robert S. Strauss:

Ambassador Strauss was one of the most influential figures on the world stage of the past half-century. His stature and successes were rooted in Texas, and he has been vital in UT Austin's growth as a global research university. As a Distinguished Alumnus, thought leader, and philanthropist, he supported and elevated programs across the university. And our Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law has brought together the best minds in academia, government, and the private sector to find solutions to the world's most pressing problems. The UT family will miss Bob greatly, but his legacy will serve our students, our nation, and our world for generations to come.

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