Tuesday, April 7, 2020

A Fascinating (But Difficult to Interpret) Development

"Because of the transgression of a land, many are its princes;
But by a man of understanding and knowledge
Right will be prolonged."
Proverbs 28:2

AUSTIN (KXAN) — University of Texas at Austin President Greg Fenves will leave the state’s flagship university for Emory University in Atlanta.

Fenves announced the move in a letter to the UT community. Fenves says the Emory Board of Trustees voted to approve him as its next president Tuesday morning.

Fenves has been president of UT-Austin since 2015 with 12 years in total at the university serving as dean of engineering and provost. He says this decision to leave Austin was made during the 2019-20 academic year before the coronavirus pandemic hit Texas.
Wow. It's tough to know what to make of this.  We've heard rumors, but none in which we have sufficient confidence to pass along.

Truth be told, internal university politics aren't very interesting as long as they're protected by the Governor.  And there's no reason to believe that's going to change any time soon.

Bottom Line: Churn tends to be healthy in these positions.

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