U.S. Military Special Ops Leader to Become UT Chancellor

Posted July 30, 2014 at 9:41am

The Associate Press reports that “University of Texas System regents on Tuesday selected one of the top U.S. military special operations leaders as the lone finalist for the job of chancellor, overseeing the system’s 15 campuses and $14 billion budget.”  

“Navy Adm. William McRaven, head of U.S. Special Operations Command in Tampa, Florida, has been credited with spearheading the operation that led to the death of Osama bin Laden in a raid on his compound in Pakistan in 2011.”  

“‘Admiral McRaven is a nationally and internationally respected leader and a true American hero,’ Board of Regents Chairman Paul Foster said after the unanimous vote to approve McRaven.”