General in charge of covert missions will now head University of Texas system

McRaven Named Next UT System Chancellor

by Reeve Hamilton

It’s official: Admiral William H. McRaven, the head of the U.S. Special Operations Command, is the next chancellor of the University of Texas System.

In prepared remarks delivered before the Board of Regents on Thursday, McRaven said he was “very excited about the opportunity to serve the University of Texas System.”

In July, McRaven was named the sole finalist to replace current chancellor Francisco Cigarroa, who plans to return to the University of Texas Health Science Center — where he previously served as president — to head up a pediatric transplant surgery unit.

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