Steve Sarkisian hired as new Texas Longhorns football coach; Tom Herman fired
This comes after the firing of previous head coach Tom Herman, as announced Saturday. Original:Tom Herman has been fired as head football coach of the Texas Longhorns. We thank Coach Herman for his service and dedication to our student-athletes, our program and our university,” university officials said in a statement. His final game as Longhorns head coach was a victory over Colorado in the 2020 Valero Alamobowl. According to reports, Texas is looking to hire Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian to replace Herman.
Jay Hartzell officially named University of Texas at Austin president
Jay Hartzell officially named the new UT-Austin president. Jay Hartzell officially became president of The University of Texas at Austin on Wednesday. The University of Texas System’s Board of Regents unanimously voted to make Hartzell president of the university after previously naming him the sole finalist for president in August. Hartzell, former dean of the UT-Austin business school, stepped into the role of interim president in April after former president Greg Fenves stepped down. Fenves was university president for five years before leaving to lead Emory University in Atlanta.
Jay Hartzell named sole finalist for UT-Austin president
University of Texas at Austin Interim President Jay Hartzell has been named sole finalist for president. The University of Texas System's Board of Regents unanimously named Jay Hartzell the sole finalist for president of its flagship university on Tuesday. Hartzell, former dean of the University of Texas at Austins business school, was named interim president in April after former president Greg Fenves stepped down. Eltife will appoint a committee to offer advice and evaluation on the sole finalist. The Board of Regents approved an annual salary of $795,000 in June for Hartzell as interim president.
University of Texas to pay interim President Jay Hartzell $795,000
Interim President of the University of Texas at Austin Jay Hartzell. Eddie Gaspar/The Daily TexanThe University of Texas System Board of Regents on Monday approved an annual salary of $795,000 for the flagship's interim President Jay Hartzell. Hartzell, dean of UT-Austins business school, was named interim president in April after former President Greg Fenves announced his departure. In 2018, Fenves earned $762,220 as UT-Austin's president. "I'm very proud of President Hartzell at UT-Austin and all of our presidents for listening closely to their students, alumni, staff, and supporters," Chariman Kevin Eltife said.
University of Texas Austin will cover tuition for low-income students
(CNN) - Students whose families make less than $65,000 a year will be able to attend the University of Texas flagship campus in Austin without having to worry about tuition. To make attending college more affordable for low-income students, the University of Texas System of Board of Regents voted unanimously Tuesday to create a $160 million endowment for financial assistance from the state's Permanent University Fund, according to a news release. The median household income in Texas in 2017 was $59,206, according to the US Census Bureau. The initiative will cover about 8,600 undergraduate students, according to the news release. The program will also help the school system alleviate financial need for students whose families earn up to $125,000 a year.
UT-Austin will provide free tuition to undergrad students with family incomes below $65,000 starting
The funding, which will be used to create a new financial aid endowment, will also let UT-Austin alleviate tuition costs for students whose families earn up to $125,000 annually, if they demonstrate financial need. What we've done here is repurposed an endowment into another endowment that will provide tuition assistance to a lot of the working families in Texas." The funding marks a significant expansion for UT-Austin, which currently has a financial aid initiative that guarantees free tuition to students whose families earn up to $30,000 a year. The program will not pay for students' living expenses, which were estimated to be around $17,000 for the 2019-20 academic year. UT-Austin President Greg Fenves said he was grateful to the board for "prioritizing students and investing in the future of our great state."