University of Texas board chairwoman stepping down in 2019
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A spokeswoman says the chairwoman of the University of Texas System regents is resigning two years before her term is set to expire.
Sara Martinez Tucker was appointed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in 2015 and became chair of the nine-member board two years later. UT system spokeswoman Karen Adler on Tuesday confirmed Tucker would step down in January but would not disclose a reason.
A bit of transparency would be welcome as the search for a new chancellor to head the University of Texas System gets underway.
UT Chancellor Bill McRaven, 62, plans to step down at the end of the current academic year, citing health concerns. He has been head of the state’s largest university system since 2015.