UT System Board of Regents to discuss candidates for Powers’ replacement

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The UT System Board of Regents called a special meeting Wednesday to discuss individual candidates and possible naming of finalists for the position of UT president.

According to the meeting agenda, the Board of Regents will meet in an executive session to discuss candidates to replace President William Powers Jr., who will step down in June. The meeting will be reopened to the public at 4 p.m. to consider action, if any, on executive session agenda items. 

The names of the presidential finalists are expected to be released in March, according to a timeline published on the UT System’s website.

In late February, “Horns Digest”, an online sports journal, named four alleged finalists for the UT presidency. The journal named Greg Fenves, executive vice president and provost of UT, David Daniel, president of UT Dallas, and Andrew Hamilton, vice chancellor of the University of Oxford in England.