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Former UTSA, UT-Austin president dies

Dr. Peter Flawn, 91, passed away Saturday night

Courtesy: Jackson School of Geosciences, UT Austin

SAN ANTONIO – A former president of both the University of Texas at San Antonio and UT-Austin, Dr. Peter T. Flawn has died.

Flawn, 91, died at his west Austin home Saturday night, his family said.

He was the second president of UTSA. He led the university from 1973-78 and was instrumental in the building of the main campus on San Antonio’s Northwest Side.  

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Flawn presided over the first commencement ceremony in UTSA history and led the university as it earned accreditation.

He left San Antonio to become president of the UT-system flagship campus, UT-Austin.

He led the university from 1979-1985 and again in 1997 as interim president.

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Click here to read more about Flawn’s contributions to UT.

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