“Thank you to Chairman Eltife and the UT System Board of Regents for outlining a clear and compelling vision for a School of Civic Leadership. As the state’s flagship public University, UT Austin has a longstanding tradition and unique responsibility to equip and train civic leaders for our state and nation, and this new school reflects an expanded commitment for the next generation of leadership. This interdisciplinary school will both develop new programs and foster collaboration across campus to elevate this important mission, enabling UT to advance our leadership position in Texas and across the country. Like all academic pursuits, this new school will promote excellence in teaching and research, attract and recruit the best scholars and students, and create transformational opportunities for our students, while operating within our University structure and governance. I am excited by the board’s vision and what it represents for the future of Texas, and we appreciate the additional support from our state leaders in this endeavor. I look forward to working with University leaders and our faculty, staff and students in the coming weeks and months as we bring this new school to life.”
To read the motion from University of Texas System Board of Regents Vice Chairman Janiece Longoria, click here.