One of the nation's foremost scholars in personal injury and product liability, Powers joined the faculty of the University of Texas School of Law in 1977. He later served as dean of the law school and in 2006 was appointed president of the university. He also serves as UT’s Regent's Chair in Higher Education Leadership.Read the whole thing here.
As president, Powers has made great progress in transforming UT into one of the finest public research universities in the nation. Additionally, he has strengthened the undergraduate core curriculum, inaugurated the School of Undergraduate Studies, and aggressively recruited a diverse student body and faculty.
On a related note, why is a U.C. Berkeley alum running a University in Texas in the first place?!?