Powers in No Danger at UT Regents Meeting
Supporters of UT Austin President Bill Powers held their collective breath this morning, after some reports said his job could once again be on the line.
Yesterday the UT Regents announced a meeting for this morning. One item on the agenda was a closed-door meeting relating to personnel matters, including the duties of executive staff members, such as Powers.
Reeve Hamilton with KUT’s political reporting partner, the Texas Tribune, says there wasn’t any reason for Powers or his supporters to worry about this meeting.
“That’s actually just standard language that’s in every regents meeting handbook,” Hamilton said. “But people this time took it to mean they were going after Powers. And I think some reporters even blogged that it was obvious that his head was on the chopping block.”
The only UT Austin item on the agenda was a football contract extension with the school, the University of Oklahoma and the Cotton Bowl. Which is its own bad news, unless the Longhorns can improve their quarterback play.