Meetings of the University of Texas System’s Board of Regents tend to be highly scripted, with the nine regents and the 15 campus presidents showing much deference to each other. Differences are usually resolved through informal, private conversations.
It didn’t go that way for Bill Powers, president of the Austin flagship, during Wednesday’s meeting of the board’s academic committee in downtown Austin. Three regents asked him pointed questions about fundraising operations, the size of the student body and other matters.
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Regents on the Web
The University of Texas System broadcasts Board of Regents meetings on its website, utsystem.edu/board-of-regents. The board met Wednesday and will meet again Thursday.