The following is a statement from UT Austin President Bill Powers on UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa’s resignation:
Chancellor Cigarroa has worked tirelessly on critical issues for the last five years and has become a leader in the national discussion about improving higher education. We are in a better place in Texas because of his leadership.
I will always remember and appreciate his support in a variety of areas, most of all, establishing a medical school at UT Austin. Likewise, the entire state will always remember and benefit from the new University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley, which will soon be a reality because of Francisco. There could be no greater legacy for a man who has dedicated his life to the two noblest of all pursuits saving lives and educating our citizens.
As Francisco said, he is returning to his first love, practicing medicine. I wish him and Graciela the best.