Thursday, March 17, 2016

Juliet Garcia: Meet UT's Newest $300k+ BUREAUCRAT!!!

So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”
Luke 12:21

On February 29th, U.T. got their tuition hike; on March 9th, they announced the following hire:

Juliet Garcia to join UT System as advisor on community, national and global engagement

AUSTIN—Former UT Brownsville President Juliet Garcia will join The University of Texas System as senior advisor to the Chancellor for community, national and global engagement, Chancellor William H. McRaven announced today.
In this new position, Garcia will work as an ambassador, participating with leaders and organizations throughout Texas, the nation and internationally to convey, clarify and advocate for the UT System and the Chancellor’s priorities.  
“Dr. Garcia is a nationally recognized thought leader in higher education and beyond. We are delighted to have her voice when working with organizations and associations to advance our mission and explore opportunities for the UT System to lead,” McRaven said.
Garcia served as president of UT Brownsville for 22 years and was integral in the creation of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
She became the first female Mexican-American president of a college or university in 1986 and has devoted her life’s work to public service. Under her leadership, UT Brownsville more than doubled in size and produced 35,000 college graduates. In 2009, Time magazine named Garcia one of the top 10 college presidents in the nation, and in 2014 she was named one of the top 50 world leaders by Fortune magazine.
Just for fun, we put in an open records request to the system for all contracts related to the hire; earlier this week, they sent us the following letter from the chancellor:

Bottom Line: It's good to know that an organization that cries poverty when raising tuition for students has no problem coming up with more than a quarter million dollars for yet another "Senior Advisor"....

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